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One new case of West Nile virus reported in Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - State health officials report one new human case of West Nile virus in Mississippi, bringing the total to eight so far this year.

The Mississippi State Department of Heath says the new case is in Jones County.

Since March, West Nile cases have been reported in Hinds, Lincoln, Jones, Forrest and Madison counties.

Three cases have been reported in Jones County and two in Madison County; the other counties on the list have one each.

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