County health officials said it's not uncommon for cases of West Nile virus to be identified at this time of the year and said the infection rate in 2017 has been "moderate". Since 2002, there's been 26 cases.
Public Health Inspector Stephanie Carlisle says this is usually the time of year many communities will find mosquitoes carrying the virus. The mosquito-borne illness was reported on August 21 to have caused two deaths that were in Forrest and Humphreys counties.
"Thankfully it is not everybody".
Less than one percent of people who are infected develop a serious neurologic illness, such as encephalitis or meningitis (inflammation of the brain or surrounding tissues).
Experts say if you see a dead bird, make sure you avoid bare handed contact.They say first contact officials by calling the dead bird hotline which is 1-800-433-1610.
104-year-old Hajj pilgrim is Saudi king's guest
Some 15,000 officers will ensure the safety of the Hajj and escort the pilgrims, according to the director of security, Gen. In 1987, Saudi police opened fire on Iranian pilgrims protesting during the hajj , killing more than 400 people.
Major Texas levee breached; residents urged to 'get out now'
He said the county is trying to determine where the water will go, specifically from the north end of the Addicks reservoir. Crews on the ground, however, were preparing for the grim reality that fatalities may soar once the floodwaters recede.
FDA Approves First "Living Drug" To Treat Childhood Leukemia
Kymriah is intended for people with B-cell ALL whose cancer hasn't responded to or has returned after treatment, the FDA said. The therapy was evaluated in clinical testing involving 63 children and young adults with relapsed or refractory B-cell ALL.