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Health Department reports another West Nile virus death

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi State Department of Health reports one West Nile virus (WNV) death in a Leflore County resident and seven new human cases in Jones (2), Leflore, Madison, Rankin, Sunflower and Winston counties, bringing the state’s total to 46 cases for 2011 with four deaths. So far this year, cases have been confirmed in Forrest (4), Hinds ...

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Health Department identifies five new West Nile virus cases

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Five newly reported cases of West Nile virus bring the total in Mississippi this year to 23. Yesterday, the state Health Department said the new cases were two from Pearl River County and one each from Madison, Tate and Washington counties. The two newly reported Pearl River County cases became ill sometime in late July through early ...

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Health Department: Flu activity 'widespread'

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) is reporting widespread flu activity throughout the state. Flu activity is monitored through the Influenza-like Illness (ILI) Sentinel Surveillance System, made up of healthcare providers in Mississippi such as family practice clinics, student health centers, pediatricians, primary care physicians and hospital emergency departments that report the percentage of patients with ...

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Report finds decrease in injuries/illnesses

WASHINGTON — Both the rate and the number of non-fatal occupational injuries and illnesses requiring days away from work in private industry decreased 7 percent from 2007 to 2008, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The rate decreased to 113 per 10,000 full time workers and the number of cases decreased by 80,730. There were 1.1 million ...

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