That figure includes just three reported cases so far this month. There has been one WNV death reported in a Hinds County resident.
Florida officials announced July 29 that mosquitoes had begun spreading the virus in the continental USA for the first time, a long-feared development in an epidemic that now included a Miami neighborhood among affected areas throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. In 2015, MS had 38 WNV cases and one death.
There have been seven confirmed cases of Zika virus in the county. The reported cases were in residents of Prentiss County, who recently traveled to the island of Grenada in the West Indies.
The Ministry of Health said it is working with the pregnant women and those expecting to get pregnant in order to deal with possible cases of microcephaly, the abnormal smallness of the head due to incomplete brain development that normally affects babies. It has now become more hard to check people coming in and out ports and airports because infected people may show no symptoms. Death is very rare. Pregnant women should avoid travel to the identified 4.5-square-mile area of Miami Beach located in Miami-Dade County where active Zika virus transmission is ongoing.
So far, 23 Mississippians have been diagnosed with the mosquito-borne virus that is now be transmitted in about 50 countries, primarily in Central and South America, Mexico, the Caribbean and a portion of Miami Beach, Florida.
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Use mosquito netting over infant carriers when you are outdoors with infants. The MSDH is now conducting surveillance for Aedes mosquito populations in the state. "It enables people to target their control strategies so that they aren't wasting time and effort on a mosquito that isn't transmitting Zika virus".
The virus can also be transferred through sex from a person who has Zika to his or her partner, according to the CDC.
Ali said sometimes someone would have Zika and show no symptoms, hence it was not picked up during the mother's pregnancy. "Now this is a bit hard and this is recommended for the entire duration of the pregnancy so here the partners are important because without their active participation none of these two can be practiced". In a small number of cases, infection can result in encephalitis or meningitis, which can lead to paralysis, coma and possibly death.
"Yeah I've heard about the virus and I know that it's some basic mosquito repellent you can use to prevent yourself from getting it", Jamal Rosario, history major, said.
People also should make sure to empty any rainwater that has accumulated in buckets or birdbaths, or any other reservoir, including toys and old tires, as mosquitoes lay their eggs in standing water.