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MDEQ lifts beach closure following sewage spill

BILOXI — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, has lifted a beach closure issued Oct. 13 in Biloxi. The closure extended for a section of beach from Mockingbird Lane on the west to Edgewater Drive on the east and included Beach Station 11A-Edgewater Beach. Last Saturday, the City of […] [...]

State sets new record — 225 human cases of West Nile confirmed

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reports 12 new human cases of West Nile virus (WNV) for 2012. The new cases were reported in Coahoma (1), Forrest (1), Hancock (1), Lauderdale (1), Lowndes (1), Madison (1), Pearl River (1), Rankin (3), Walthall (1) and Wayne (1) counties, bringing the state total […] [...]

State’s human cases of West Nile virus tops 200

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The state Department of Health is reporting 13 new human cases of West Nile virus. The new cases were reported in DeSoto (1), Forrest (1), Hancock (1), Hinds (2), Holmes (1), Lauderdale (1), Pike (1), Panola (1), Rankin (1), Scott (1), Walthall (1) and Winston (1) counties, bringing the state total to […] [...]

MDEQ lifts another post-Isaac beach closure

LONG BEACH — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, has lifted a beach closure issued August 31 after Hurricane Isaac made landfall. Reopened is Station 7A in Long Beach, which extends from Oak Gardens on the west to Girard on the east. Water samples show the area has attained […] [...]

State records fifth death from West Nile virus

MADISON COUNTY — A fifth victim of West Nile virus has died in Mississippi. The Mississippi State Department of Health said someone who had earlier been infected in Madison County has died, bringing the state’s 2012 death total to five. The state also reported 14 new cases Monday, pushing the year’s total to 200. That’s […] [...]

State’s West Nile virus cases hit 186; four deaths

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The state Department of Health is reporting 17 new human cases of West Nile virus, bringing the total to 186 cases and four deaths. In 2011, Mississippi had 52 West Nile virus cases and five deaths. The health department only reports laboratory-confirmed cases to the public. The Clarion-Ledger reports the new cases […] [...]

Homeowners dealing with post-Isaac mold issues

HANCOCK COUNTY — Weeks after Hurricane Isaac caused widespread flooding and power outages in South Mississippi, people are still tearing out drywall and throwing away furniture covered in mold. Mold spores are a familiar foe for those who live in the low-lying areas of Hancock County. They fought them after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, then […] [...]

New West Nile virus cases bring state total to 169

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi State Department of Health is reporting 29 new human cases of the West Nile virus. The new cases were reported in Adams (2), Claiborne (1), Harrison (1), Hinds (5), Humphreys (1), Jackson (1), Jefferson Davis (1), Lamar (1), Lauderdale (1), Madison (5), Perry (1), Rankin (6), Sunflower (1), Warren (1), […] [...]

Officials: This will probably be worst year ever for West Nile

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Health officials say they’re convinced this will be the worst year for West Nile virus deaths and severe illnesses since the disease hit America’s shores in 1999. So far, 1,405 serious illnesses and 118 deaths from West Nile have been reported across the country. The bulk is in Texas but Louisiana, Mississippi, […] [...]

State’s West Nile virus cases hit 140; four deaths

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi State Department of Health is reporting 26 new human cases of the West Nile virus. The new cases were reported in Bolivar (1), Calhoun (1), Copiah (2), Forrest (1), Hinds (1), Jackson (2), Jasper (2), Leake (1), Madison (6), Marion (1), Rankin (5), Sunflower (1), Walthall (1) and Yazoo (1) […] [...]

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