Monday, March 31, 2008

Mosquito-Borne Illnesses

The state Department of Health confirmed today Mississippi’s first human case of West Nile virus for the year in Lincoln County. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it is the second reported human case in the United States for 2008.

For more information on the virus and other mosquito-borne illnesses, a checklist to reduce the mosquito population in and around homes and a brochure on the virus, visit the MSDH Web site at or call the WNV toll-free hotline from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 1-877-978-6453.