New West Nile case reported in MS

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) – One new case of the West Nile virus has been reported in Mississippi according to health officials.

This Mississippi Department of Health said the new case occurred in Madison County. Bringing the state total to nine this year.

There have been three positive cases reported in Leflore County, and one each in Coahoma, Calhoun, Madison, Scott, Tallahatchie and Tate Counties.

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

In a small number of cases, infection can result in encephalitis or meningitis, which can lead to paralysis, coma and possibly death.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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