Health Department identifies new West Nile cases, but tosses two out
Published: August 15,2013
AROUND MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi State Department of Health says there are two new human cases of West Nile virus — and two cases previously diagnosed as West Nile turned out to be something else.
Officials say that means the total remains at 12, with one death.
The new cases are in LeFlore and Marion counties.
The mistaken diagnoses were in Montgomery County, where a patient died, and Forrest County. A news release yesterday did not give the revised diagnoses or say how the error occurred.
The new cases reported yesterday bring the total in LeFlore County to two, with one each in Lamar, Lincoln, Lowndes, Madison, Wayne, Bolivar, Hinds, Rankin and Marion counties. The death was in Bolivar County.
In 2012, Mississippi had 247 West Nile virus cases and five deaths.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
FOLLOW THE MBJ ON TWITTERMy Tweets
Top Posts & Pages
- Mississippi no longer has highest unemployment rate in nation
- McDaniel cites Gunn's challenge in his attempt to overturn loss to Cochran
- Payday lender, fired executive exchanging blame for lender’s regulatory woes
- Grain buyer’s bankruptcy could take steep toll on Delta farmers
- Once the bane of only Southerners, kudzu is migrating north and west
- UPDATE — David Watkins says JRA left him in dark about HUD's Farish St. involvement
- Mad Genius, Eyevox owner acquires Mississippi Film Studios
- SouthGroup Insurance named to 'Best Practices' study
- Senators push for protecting steel producers from imported rebar