Mississippi Has Five More WNV Cases

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

The Mississippi State Department of Health is reporting five more human cases of West Nile virus, bringing the state's total this year to 20, with two deaths.

The new cases are in Clay, Harrison, Hinds and Monroe counties. The MSDH reports both confirmed and probable cases to the public.

West Nile had previously been found in Clay, DeSoto, Forrest, Harrison, Hinds, Lee, Marion, Monroe, Rankin and Washington counties.

Two cases of St. Louis encephalitis have been reported in Forrest County.

In 2008, there were 65 confirmed cases of the mosquito-borne illness in the state with three deaths.


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