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