Mississippi Has 24 Cases of West Nile Virus

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Five newly reported cases of West Nile virus bring the total in Mississippi this year to 24.

On Monday, the state Health Department says a new case was found in Madison County.

So far this year, cases have been confirmed in Forrest (3),
Hinds (4), Jones (3), Madison (2), Pearl River (6), and one case each in: Coahoma, Rankin, Tallahatchie, Tate, Wayne, and Washington counties.

Two deaths have been confirmed, in Jones and Pearl River
counties.

In 2010, Mississippi had eight West Nile virus cases and no
deaths.


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