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MSDH reports state's seventh West Nile virus case

JONES COUNTY and PEARL RIVER COUNTY — The Mississippi Department of Health has identified two new cases of mosquito-borne West Nile virus, bringing the total so far in 2011 to seven cases.

Officials said the new cases were reported in Jones and Pearl River counties.

For the year, West Nile cases have been confirmed in Coahoma, Hinds, Jones, Marion, Pearl River and Tallahatchie counties.

In 2010, eight West Nile cases were reported in Mississippi.

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