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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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VDCI lands mosquito-abatement contract

May 13, 2014

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With spring comes mosquitoes and the threat of West Nile virus, but one county is taking a proactive defense. The Hinds County Board of Supervisors members have awarded a mosquito abatement contract to Vector Disease Control International (VDCI). Terms were not disclosed. VDCI has an office located in Jackson, and has been serving the Jackson […]

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Mississippi health officials report first West Nile Virus human case of 2013

April 8, 2013

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JACKSON — Today the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reports the state’s first human case of West Nile virus (WNV) for 2013. The reported case is in Madison County. The MSDH only reports laboratory-confirmed cases to the public. In 2012, Mississippi had 247 WNV cases and five deaths. “This is actually not the first […]

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State sees more than 2 dozen new cases of human West Nile virus

August 13, 2012

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  Mississippi has 26 new human cases of West Nile virus (WNV), bringing this year’s total for the mosquito-borne disease to 59 cases, including one death, Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reports. Reported cases for 2012 have already surpassed 2011’s total of 52 cases, although 5 West Nile virus-related deaths o ccured that year, […]

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