Another case of West Nile virus identified
LEFLORE COUNTY — The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reports two new human West Nile virus (WNV) cases in Leflore County, bringing the state’s total to three.
Both cases were reported in adults. The MSDH reports both confirmed and probable cases to the public.
So far this year, there have been two positive WNV cases reported in Leflore County and one in Coahoma County.
One human case of LaCrosse encephalitis (LAC) has been reported in Montgomery County.
Both WNV and LAC are mosquito-borne illnesses.
The MSDH conducts mosquito testing during heightened mosquito season with its most intense surveillance during the peak WNV mosquito reproduction months of July, August and September. There have been two positive WNV mosquito samples reported in Madison and Hancock counties.
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