West Nile Virus Mississippi

Health Officials Report Mississippi’s First Human Case of West Nile Virus for 2020


[Source: Mississippi State Department of Health]

Today the (MSDH) reports the first human case of West Nile Virus (WNV) for 2020. The case was reported in Claiborne County.

In 2019, Mississippi had a total of 15 WNV cases and no deaths.

“This is a reminder that even though we are in the midst of ongoing transmission of , West Nile virus has not gone away,” said MSDH State Epidemiologist Dr. Paul Byers. “We are approaching the time of year when WNV is most active in Mississippi, so it’s important to protect yourself.”

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