(Columbia, SC) -- Health officials in Richland County are asking people to be aware of the rise of West Nile.
The Richland County Vector Control is describing 2017 as the most active West Nile season in maybe a decade. The virus is showing up primarily in urban areas of Richland County.
Across South Carolina, there have been eleven cases of human West Nile reported this year and one of those being in Richland County.
There was one fatal case in Anderson County.