Four New Cases of West Nile Virus in Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss.- The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) has confirmed four new cases of West Nile virus (WNV).

This brings the total number of people in Mississippi who have caught the virus in 2015 to 11.

Two of the cases are in Rankin county the other two in Forrest and Hinds counties.

According to MSDH symptoms of WNV include, headache, fever, vomiting, nausea, a rash, muscle weakness or swollen lymph nodes.

The MSDH says if you go outside it’s a good idea to use bug spray that contains DEET. They also recommend removing all sources of standing water around your home to prevent mosquito breeding.