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State records fifth death from West Nile virus

by Associated Press Published: October 2,2012

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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 […] [...]

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

by Associated Press Published: September 13,2012

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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, […] [...]

West Nile virus claims two more lives

by Associated Press Published: September 5,2012

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ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi State Department of Health is reporting two new deaths and 19 new human cases of the West Nile virus. Health officials say both deaths were in Rankin County, and the new cases were reported in Calhoun (2), Copiah (1), Hinds (1), Lamar (1), Lauderdale (1), Madison (2), Marion (1), Pearl […] [...]

Company guarantees city 80% reduction in mosquitoes

NATCHEZ and MADISON — A Madison company says that if Natchez hires it for full mosquito control, it can guarantee an 80 percent reduction in the number of mosquitoes. Mayor Butch Brown asked Brett Killingsworth of Vector Disease Control International to submit proposals from the most basic surveillance plan to the full integrated control plan, […] [...]

Number of human cases of West Nile virus hits 95

by Associated Press Published: August 28,2012

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ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi State Department of Health is reporting 10 new cases of the West Nile virus. The reported new cases are in Forrest (1), Lamar (1), Lawrence (1), Lincoln (2), Madison (1), Marion (1), Rankin (2), and Warren (1) counties, bringing the state total for 2012 to 95 cases and two deaths. […] [...]

Another death, nine new cases of West Nile reported

by MBJ Staff Published: August 24,2012

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ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reports the second death and nine new human cases of West Nile virus (WNV) for 2012. The death was in Lincoln County, and the new cases were reported in Copiah (1), Hinds (2), Lawrence (1), Lincoln (1), Rankin (3) and Smith counties, bringing the state […] [...]

Officials identify 17 more human cases of West Nile virus

by Associated Press Published: August 21,2012

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ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Department of Health is reporting 17 new cases of West Nile virus. The reported cases are in Forrest (1), Hinds (2), Jones (1), Lamar (1), Lincoln (1), Lowndes (1), Marion (1), Rankin (5), Sunflower (2) and Washington (1) counties with one additional unknown county. So far this year, the state […] [...]

State now up to 11 confirmed human cases of West Nile virus

by Associated Press Published: July 24,2012

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ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi State Health Department is reporting seven new human case of West Nile virus in the state. The new cases are in Marion, Yazoo, Hinds, Jones, Forrest, Covington and Coahoma counties, bringing the state total for 2012 to 11. So far this year, cases have been reported in Lauderdale, Hancock, Lincoln, […] [...]

Officials identify another human case of West Nile virus

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi State Health Department is reporting one new human case of West Nile virus in the state. The new case is in Jones County. Other cases are in Lincoln, Lauderdale and Hancock counties. In 2011, Mississippi had 52 cases and five deaths from West Nile virus. Health officials say residents should […] [...]

Health Department reports third human case of West Nile

by Associated Press Published: July 10,2012

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LINCOLN COUNTY — The Mississippi State Health Department is reporting a third human case of West Nile virus in the state. The new case is in Lincoln County. Other cases are in Lauderdale and Hancock counties. Mississippi had 52 cases and five deaths from West Nile virus last year. MSDH has identified WNV positive mosquitoes […] [...]

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