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Second human case of West Nile identified

June 2, 2014

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The Mississippi State Department of Health is reporting the state’s second human case of West Nile virus for 2014.The new reported case is in Newton County. In February, health officials reported a case in Hinds County. The state health department only reports laboratory-confirmed cases to the public. In 2013, Mississippi had 45 West Nile cases […]

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Health Department: One new West Nile case reported

July 22, 2013

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The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) is reporting one new human case of West Nile virus (WNV) for 2013. The reported case is in Lincoln County, bringing the state total for 2013 to 7 cases, with one death. So far this year, cases have been reported in Forrest (2), Lincoln, Lowndes, Madison, Montgomery and […]

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Health Department: Buffalo fish linked to disease

July 10, 2013

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The Mississippi State Department of Health is confirming three newly diagnosed cases of Haff disease, a rare but serious illness caused by an unidentified toxin in buffalo fish that can cause a condition called rhabdomyolysis. Rhabdomyolysis is a muscle injury syndrome that causes pain, stiffness and rarely, kidney damage. The three Mississippi cases are members […]

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