So far this year, WNV cases have been reported in Adams (1), Hinds (1),
The MSDH is also reporting one new case of chikungunya virus in a
The MSDH suggests the following precautions to protect yourself and your environment from mosquito-borne illnesses:
Use a recommended mosquito repellent that contains DEET while you are outdoors.
Remove all sources of standing water around your home and yard to prevent mosquito breeding.
Wear loose, light-colored, long clothing to cover the arms and legs when outdoors.
Avoid areas where mosquitoes are prevalent.
Travelers to the
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