New WNV Cases Reported in Mississippi

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Health officials reported seven new cases of the West Nile virus in Mississippi, bringing the total number of state cases this year to 93.

There have been three deaths blamed on the mosquito-transmitted virus.

The new cases reported Monday are in Hinds, Jones, Leake, Leflore, Lincoln and Madison counties.

The Mississippi Department of Health also reported one new case of LaCrosse Encephalitis (LAC) in Madison County.

The agency reports both confirmed and probable cases to the public and conducts statewide mosquito testing with its most intensive surveillance during the peak mosquito reproduction months of July, August and September.

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