HINDS COUNTY — Mississippi health officials have confirmed one new case of West Nile virus, in Hinds County. That brings the state’s total so far this year to 25 cases.
The total includes three deaths previously reported.
The Mississippi State Department of Health says Hinds County has had the most West Nile virus cases so far in 2014, with seven. Forrest and Rankin counties have had four each. Adams County has had two.
Bolivar, Covington, Harrison, Lauderdale, Madison, Newton, Yazoo and Wilkinson counties have had one case each.
The deaths occurred in Forrest, Madison and Yazoo counties.
In 2013, Mississippi had 45 West Nile virus cases, with five deaths.
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