Two New West Nile Cases Reported in Mississippi

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — The Mississippi Department of Health reports two new human cases of West Nile virus in the state from Calhoun and Clay counties. That brings the total to 15 cases in 2019 from 11 different counties. The state recommends using mosquito repellent to protect yourself, covering your arms and legs with long sleeves and long pants, avoiding areas where mosquitoes are most active, and removing areas of standing water around your home where mosquitoes breed. Symptoms of West Nile virus include fever, nausea, headache, a rash, vomiting, muscle weakness, or swollen lymph nodes.


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