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MS Health Dept. warns it’s West Nile virus season

August 12, 2019 // 0 Comments

New Albany, MS- Today the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reports two new human case of West Nile virus (WNV) for 2019, bringing the state total to five this year. The new cases were reported in Forrest and Lamar counties. Three previous cases were reported in Smith, Hinds and Copiah counties in July. In [More]

More West Nile Virus cases reported by MS Health Department

August 1, 2018 // 0 Comments

On July 30th, the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reported three new human cases of  West Nile Virus (WNV). The reported cases are in Hinds (2) and Itawamba counties. So far this year human cases have been reported in Copiah, Hinds (4), Itawamba, and Pearl River counties. In 2017, Mississippi had 63 WNV [More]

Health Department confirms West Nile virus active in MS

July 25, 2018 // 0 Comments

The Mississippi State Department of Health has confirmed the state’s first human case of West Nile virus infection for 2018, in a Hinds County resident. This confirmed case indicates that mosquitoes infected with West Nile virus are now active in the state. West Nile virus (WNV) is transmitted by the bite of an [More]

Mississippi lists 27 cases of West Nile VIrus

September 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

JACKSON, Miss. — On September 21st,  the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) confirmed two new human cases of West Nile virus (WNV), bringing the total for 2015 to 27 cases. The cases were reported in Lauderdale and Marion counties. So far this year, cases have been reported in Adams, Attala, Covington, [More]