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1 new case of West Nile virus confirmed in Mississippi

The Mississippi Department of Health says one more person is confirmed to have West Nile virus, bringing the state’s total this year to seven cases. The department said Monday the new case of the mosquito-borne illness is in Forrest County. Copiah, Hinds, Lamar, Leake and Smith counties each has a single case. Forrest County now has two. In 2018, Mississippi ...

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Mississippi has 1st West Nile virus death of 2017

Mississippi is reporting its first West Nile virus death for 2017. State Health Department officials say Monday that a person from Grenada County has died. Nine new cases of the virus were confirmed in Mississippi during the past week, including the person who died. Those bring the state total to 19 laboratory-confirmed cases this year. Forrest and Hinds counties each ...

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Health officials confirm four new West Nile Virus cases

JACKSON – Today the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) confirms four new human cases of West Nile virus (WNV), bringing the total for 2015 to 22 cases. The cases were reported in Hinds, Madison (2) and Yazoo counties. So far this year, cases have been reported in Adams, Attala, Covington, Forrest (2), Hinds (4), Madison (4), Montgomery, Rankin (5), Simpson (2), ...

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State approves new mosquito pesticide

GREENVILLE — Long at a disadvantage in the ceaseless war against mosquitoes and the diseases they bear, the Mississippi Delta is about to catch a break. A new pesticide has recently been approved by the State of Mississippi for use in the Delta, where, years ago, organophosphate-based pesticides were heavily applied to counter the cotton-infesting boll weevil. That liberal use ...

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State's 2014 total of West Nile virus cases hits 40

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Health officials have confirmed three new cases of West Nile virus. That brings the state’s total so far this year to 40 cases. The total includes five deaths previously reported. The new cases were reported in Lowndes, Neshoba, and Rankin counties. So far this year, human West Nile cases have been reported in Adams (3), Bolivar (1), ...

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State's 2014 death toll from West Nile grows to five

COAHOMA COUNTY and LEE COUNTY — State health officials are reporting two new deaths from the West Nile virus in Mississippi, bringing this year’s total to five. The deaths occurred in Lee and Coahoma counties. Other deaths have been reported earlier in Forrest, Madison and Yazoo counties. Reported were 12 new West Nile virus cases, bringing Mississippi’s total this year ...

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