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Lee county resident becomes states 2nd case of West Nile in 2020

A Lee County resident has become the states second case of West Nile Virus in 2020 according to the Mississippi State Department of Health.

From MSDH:

A Lee County resident has just been confirmed with the state’s second case of West Nile virus infection this year. COVID-19 isn’t the only threat this summer that can affect your health for the long term.

Tips on WNV prevention at http://HealthyMS.com/westnile

Mosquito-borne illnesses in Mississippi include West Nile virus, St. Louis encephalitis, Chikungunya virus, and Eastern Equine encephalitis. These illnesses affect birds, animals and humans, causing flu-like symptoms in people who are bitten by infected mosquitoes. Occasionally, illness can be severe, leading to meningitis or encephalitis.

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