The centre for disease control says most people who get infected will show no symptoms, but the disease can be serious for one of about every 150 who are infected.
In addition to the eight human cases, three MI blood donors have had WNV detected in their blood.
While West Nile can infect people of all ages, people over the age of 50 are at higher risk for severe infection.
Officials continue to encourage people to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes by taking basic precautions to help to limit exposure. Horse owners are advised to contact their veterinarians for information about equine vaccines for West Nile virus.
In June, DHEC's Bureau of Environmental Health Services issued an updated manual with recommendations for mosquito control activities in response to West Nile.
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Mosquito abatement districts in the county have detected West Nile virus in 30 mosquito pools. Limit the number of places around your home for mosquitoes to breed by either draining or getting rid of items that hold water. Identify and remove potential breeding areas on your property - empty saucers under flowerpots; change water in bird baths twice a week; unclog rain gutters; drain tarps, tires, and other debris where rain water may collect; and install a pump in ornamental ponds or stock them with fish. The mosquitoes that carry this virus are common throughout the state, and are found in urban as well as more rural areas.
Check to see if the screens on your doors and windows are in good shape.
Wear protective clothing. If you are in an area with many mosquitoes, wear loose fitting, light-coloured clothing, full-length trousers, and a long-sleeved shirt. Wear long-sleeved shirts and long trousers.
Apply Insect Repellent when you go outdoors. DEET products should not be used on infants under two months of age and should be used in concentrations of 30% or less on older children.