A Collective Voice of Hope
It's not rare when it happens to you
MIA has on going research projects and will continue in the future with:
-Methodist Rehabilitation Center (MRC)
-University Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC)
-University of Southern Mississippi (USM)
-Wilson Research Foundation.
Participants of the support group continue to enroll in these studies in Mississippi.
The PCORI funding has allowed us to form a non-profit organization called Mosquito Illness Alliance. We hope to offer support for patients and their families, education to the medical community, and build our research efforts.
In September 2012, I contracted West Nile Virus. For several days my temperature was 103 degrees, and when I saw my doctor he immediately sent me to the hospital where I was put on an IV. - Karen Hill
•Read and follow all directions and precautions on product labels.
•Do not apply over cuts, wounds, or irritated skin.
•Do not apply to hands or near eyes and mouth of
•Do not allow young children to apply repellents. •Use just enough repellent to cover exposed skin
•Do not use under clothing.
•Avoid over-application of the product.
•After returning indoors, wash treated skin with soap and water.
•Wash treated clothing before wearing again.
•Do not spray in enclosed areas.
•Do not spray directly onto face.
•Spray on hands first and then smooth on face. •Permethrin products are for clothing and gear
only, do not apply to skin.
Secretary / Patient Participant
President / Project Lead
Dr. Art Leis
Board of Directors
140 Magnolia Ridge Road
Florence, Mississippi, 39073
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