State sets another West Nile record with two new cases
Published: November 27,2012
WAYNE COUNTY and PERRY COUNTY — The Mississippi State Department of Health is reporting two new human cases of West Nile virus.
The new cases were reported in Wayne and Perry counties, bringing the state total to 244 cases and five deaths. This continues to be the highest number of West Nile virus cases ever reported in Mississippi.
In 2011, Mississippi had 52 West Nile virus cases and five deaths. The Health Department only reports laboratory-confirmed cases to the public.
Health officials say although the weather is cooler now, the mosquito-borne virus can occur year-round, including the late fall and winter months. Officials say Mississippians still need to take precautions to protect themselves from mosquitoes.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
Twang & Tourism: The Country Music Trail
FOLLOW THE MBJ ON TWITTERMy Tweets
Top Posts & Pages
- White House hotel making comeback in Biloxi
- Guns OK inside Mississippi polling places, attorney general says
- Supreme Court deals blow to McDaniel's election challenge
- McCarthy hired as CFO of Mississippi Development Authority
- State GOP chairman calls on McDaniel to hurry with challenge
- Fair cabins becoming more valuable, sources say
- Three indicted, alleged to have embezzled from agency
- Bryant protests immigrant children being housed in state
- 'Get on Up' movie premiers in Madison with Chadwick Boseman and Tate Taylor walking the red carpet