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Health Department identifies three more West Nile cases

FORREST COUNTY and HINDS COUNTY — The Mississippi State Department of Health says there are three new human cases of West Nile virus for 2013. The reported cases are two in Hinds County and one in Forrest County, bringing the state total for 2013 to 15 cases, with one death. So far this year, cases […] [...]

Health Department identifies new West Nile cases, but tosses two out

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 […] [...]

State records second West Nile virus death of 2013

BOLIVAR COUNTY — The Mississippi State Department of Health has reported a second death in the state from the West Nile Virus as well as four new human cases. Health officials say in a news release Tuesday that the death occurred in Bolivar County. The new reported cases occurred in Forrest, Hinds and Rankin counties. […] [...]

Health Department identifies third West Nile virus case

LOWNDES COUNTY — The Mississippi State Department of Health is reporting a third human case of West Nile virus for 2013. The case was reported in Lowndes County. Cases have also been reported in Forrest and Madison counties. The MSDH only reports laboratory-confirmed cases to the public. In 2012, Mississippi had 247 WNV cases and […] [...]

Health officials identify second West Nile virus case of 2013

FORREST COUNTY — The Mississippi State Department of Health is reporting the second human case of West Nile virus for 2013. The case was reported in Forrest County. In April of this year, one case was reported in Madison County. The MSDH only reports laboratory-confirmed cases to the public. In 2012, Mississippi had 247 WNV […] [...]

State one of only three in U.S. to not have ‘widespread’ flu

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Health officials say flu is more widespread across the nation, but the number of hard-hit states has declined. Flu season started early this winter, and includes a strain that tends to make people sicker. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said flu was widespread in 47 states last week, up from […] [...]

Epidemiologists report flu running rampant through state

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The early start to flu season that’s sweeping the country hasn’t spared Louisiana and Mississippi. While the outlook for the rest of the season isn’t clear, experts are encouraging people to take precautions such as getting a flu shot and making it a practice to wash hands often to prevent the spread […] [...]

Flu season comes early; officials fear bad year

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Health officials say flu season is off to its earliest start in nearly 10 years — and it could be a bad one. The primary strain circulating is one that tends to cause more severe illness, especially in the elderly. But officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the […] [...]

State sets another West Nile record with two new cases

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 […] [...]

State continues to re-write record for West Nile virus cases

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi State Department of Health is reporting six new human cases of West Nile virus. The new cases were reported in Adams, Calhoun, Forrest, Jackson, Smith and Tippah counties, bringing the state total to 242 cases and five deaths. This is the highest number of West Nile virus cases ever reported […] [...]

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