Six more cases of West Nile virus identified
by Associated Press
Published: September 27,2011
ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Six newly reported cases of West Nile virus bring the total in Mississippi this year to 39.
Yesterday, the state Department of Health reported one in a previously reported West Nile virus case in Jasper County.
The six new cases were in Hinds, Madison, Rankin (3) and Washington counties.
So far this year, cases have been confirmed in Forrest (4), Hinds (6), Jones (4), Madison (6), Pearl River (6), Rankin (5), Washington (2) and one case each in Coahoma, Jasper, Lincoln, Tallahatchie, Tate and Wayne counties. Three deaths have been confirmed, in Jasper, Jones and Pearl River counties.
In 2010, Mississippi had eight WNV cases and no deaths.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
Top Posts & Pages
- Fervor grows for Tuscaloosa Marine Shale
- Click Boutique revives Hattiesburg downtown retail district
- LNG facility hoping to begin exporting natural gas
- Doctor's murder-for-hire case postponed, mental evaluation pending
- ACLU could sue over state's new school prayer law
- District at Eastover construction to start later this year
- Hatchery releases largemouth bass fingerlings in three rivers
- Bill exempting small farms from fuel storage regs passes Senate
- John Fletcher joins Jones Walker