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The Mississippi State Department of Health reports the first human case of West Nile virus in 2016, also the first human case of WNV in the nation so far this year. The reported case is in Lamar County. Comment?
The Mississippi State Department of Health reports the first confirmed pediatric influenza death for the 2015-2016 flu season. The victim was 13 year old Cheyenne Hicks of Leland, Miss. Comment?
Zika virus is now among the list of mosquito-borne viruses Mississippians should guard against, but standard defenses can help prevent spread of the disease. A suspected link between the infection and certain birth defects, including microcephaly, prompted the World Health Organization to declare a public health emergency of international concern on Feb. 1. Babies with microcephaly are born with smaller-than-usual heads due to interrupted brain development. Comment?
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