Eight New West Nile Cases Reported

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

The Mississippi Department of Health reported eight new cases of the West Nile virus on Monday, in Adams, Attala, Calhoun, Leflore, Madison, Neshoba, Pontotoc and Rankin counties.

The health agency reports confirmed and suspected cases of the West Nile virus. The state's total number of human cases is 108, with three resulting in death.

Interim State Epidemiologist Mary Currier said although the number of reported West Nile cases is slowing down as cooler weather arrives, mosquitoes that carry West Nile virus are still active.

Symptoms of West Nile virus are often mild or flu-like and may include fever, headache, nausea, vomiting, a rash, muscle weakness or swollen lymph nodes.


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  • by Glenn Location: Smith County on Oct 8, 2007 at 10:40 AM
    I cannot believe that 55% of the common people think the govt. should provide health care to all residents. Are you people not informing and reminding your listeners that the govt. cannot do anything right, honest, or economical. Also please inform your listeners that the govt. has no money to provide anything except what they take (by threatening imprisonment) from the people. It is not my responsibility to provide health care, food, or any other services to anyone, except for myself and my family. Come on! Inform folks they must take responsibility and accountability for themselves and theirs. Stop govt. intervention in our lives.......
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