Another WNV Case in Mississippi

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

A human case of the West Nile Virus has been reported in Madison County, the fourth case of the mosquito-borne disease reported by the Mississippi State Health Department in 2008.

Previously reported cases were in Lincoln, Forrest and Madison counties. The health agency reports both confirmed and probable cases of the disease.

Symptoms may include fever, headache, nausea, vomiting, a rash, muscle weakness or swollen lymph nodes.

Infection can cause encephalitis or meningitis in a small number of people. Those illnesses can lead to paralysis, coma and possibly death.


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