Home » NEWS » Health » Two more West Nile cases identified; brings 2013 total to 17

Two more West Nile cases identified; brings 2013 total to 17

HINDS COUNTY and RANKIN COUNTY — The Mississippi State Department of Health says there are two new human cases of West Nile virus for 2013.

The reported cases are in Hinds and Rankin counties, bringing the state total for 2013 to 17 cases, with one death.

So far this year, cases have been reported in Bolivar, Forrest (2), Hinds (4), Lamar, Leflore (2), Lincoln, Lowndes, Madison, Marion, Rankin (2) and Wayne counties. The Health Department only reports laboratory-confirmed cases to the public.

In 2012, Mississippi had 247 WNV cases and five deaths.

BEFORE YOU GO…

… we’d like to ask for your support. More people are reading the Mississippi Business Journal than ever before, but advertising revenues for all conventional media are falling fast. Unlike many, we do not use a pay wall, because we want to continue providing Mississippi’s most comprehensive business news each and every day. But that takes time, money and hard work. We do it because it is important to us … and equally important to you, if you value the flow of trustworthy news and information which have always kept America strong and free for more than 200 years.

If those who read our content will help fund it, we can continue to bring you the very best in news and information. Please consider joining us as a valued member, or if you prefer, make a one-time contribution.

Click for more info

About Megan Wright

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*