JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi State Department of Health has confirmed four new cases of West Nile Virus.
That brings this years total to 38 reported cases of West Nile, one resulting in the death of a Hinds County resident.
The new cases were reported in Adams, Carroll, George and Jefferson Davis counties.
Symptoms of West Nile are often very mild and unnoticeable however they may include fever, headache, nausea, vomiting, a rash, muscle weakness or swollen lymph nodes. In a small number of cases can result in encephalitis or meningitis, which often lead to paralysis, coma and death.
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