Second 2018 Mississippi West Nile Virus Case Confirmed

PEARL RIVER COUNTY, MS (Ben Caxton) — The second case of West Nile Virus of the year has been confirmed in Pearl River County according to the Mississippi State Department of Health. An earlier case was confirmed last week in Hinds County. Symptoms of West Nile Virus infection are often mild and may include fever, headache, nausea, vomiting, a rash, muscle weakness or swollen lymph nodes. In a small number of cases, the infection can result in encephalitis or meningitis, which can lead to paralysis, coma and possibly death. Last year Mississippi had 63 WNV cases and two deaths.

 


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