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State Department of Health says no report of West Nile in north Mississippi

A Booneville man claims his sister is suffering from West Nile virus at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.

Posted: Aug 13, 2019 6:52 PM
Updated: Aug 14, 2019 9:51 AM

Speech to Text for State Department of Health says no report of West Nile in north Mississippi

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booneville told w-t-v-a his sister is in north mississippi medical center in tupelo with the west nile virus . but so far, the state department of health is not reporting any cases in north mississippi. w-t-v-a's wayne hereford has been checking into the situation and joins us live with what we know about this potential victim. a man by the name of danny moore of booneville sent us an email early this morning asking why we had not covered his sister-in -law. she is in the north mississippi medical center right now and according to her family... is suffering from west nile. he said she is a 36-year old mother who is now unable to walk, or move her arms. he says the woman remembers a mosquito bit her last month while taking care of an elderly neighbor's chickens. he went on to say that the virus is scary . so we did some checking and found out that the state department of health in jackson has not reported any signs of west nile cases in lee county. a spokesperson says that before they can announce a case in an area, a doctor must diagnose the case, send a blood sample to the state department of health where the case is then tested and confirmed. i talked with a spokesperson who said you can always visit the mississippi state department of health's website for an accurate real-time update on west nile cases in the state. so far there have been five cases of west nile virus reported in mississippi this year with the latest two being reported in lamar, and forrest counties. the health department reported three other cases in smith, hinds, and copiah counties in
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