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MSDH reports state's seventh West Nile virus case

JONES COUNTY and PEARL RIVER COUNTY — The Mississippi Department of Health has identified two new cases of mosquito-borne West Nile virus, bringing the total so far in 2011 to seven cases. Officials said the new cases were reported in Jones and Pearl River counties. For the year, West Nile cases have been confirmed in Coahoma, Hinds, Jones, Marion, Pearl ...

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Cochran looking to kill new pesticides regulations

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) is co-sponsoring legislation to eliminate new and redundant federal regulatory requirements on the application of some pesticides, including those used by communities to control mosquitoes. The legislation (S.718) would prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from using the Clean Water Act to require a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit for pesticides ...

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Officials identify another West Nile virus case

SCOTT COUNTY — The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reports one new human West Nile virus (WNV) case in Scott County, bringing the state’s total to four. The case was reported in an adult. The MSDH reports both confirmed and probable cases to the public. So far this year, there have been two positive WNV cases reported in Leflore ...

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WNV, SLE cases confirmed

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reports two additional human cases of West Nile virus (WNV) for 2009, bringing the state’s total to four. The new cases are in Marion and Harrison counties. The agency also reports one case of St. Louis Encephalitis (SLE) in Forrest County. The MSDH reports both confirmed and probable cases to ...

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