West Nile Virus Cases Rise in Mississippi

Five Human cases of West Nile Virus in Mississippi so far this year.  The MSDH reports two new human cases of West Nile Virus in Forrest and Lamar County.  Three previous cases were reported in Smith, Hinds, and Copiah Counties in July.   For more information on mosquito borne illnesses,... Read More.

West Nile Virus and Other Mosquito-Borne Illnesses

From MSDH - Mosquito-borne illnesses in Mississippi include West Nile virus, St. Louis encephalitis, Chikungunya virus, and Eastern Equine encephalitis. These illnesses affect birds, animals and humans, causing flu-like symptoms in people who are bitten by infected mosquitoes. Occasionally, illness can be severe, leading to meningitis or encephalitis. Mosquito Protection: Use... Read More.