More West Nile Cases Reported

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Mississippi health officials report eight new cases of West Nile virus, bringing the state's total number to 42 with one death.

The Mississippi Department of Health said the new cases are in Hinds (2), Jones (2), Lamar, Leake, Neshoba and Scott counties.

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

The health department conducts statewide mosquito testing with its most intensive surveillance during the peak West Nile virus mosquito reproduction months of July, August and September.


You must be logged in to post comments.

Username:
Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:
WTOK-TV 815 23rd Ave Meridian, Ms. 39301 Phone: (601) 693-1441
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 27095399 - wtok.com/a?a=27095399
Gray Television, Inc.