Two more West Nile virus cases identified
Published: August 30,2011
FORREST COUNTY and RANKIN COUNTY — Two newly reported cases of West Nile virus bring the total in Mississippi this year to 18.
The state Health Department announced the latest case yesterday. The department said the new cases were from Forrest and Rankin counties.
There has been one West Nile virus death in the state this year, a Jones County resident.
So far this year, cases have been confirmed in Coahoma, Forrest, Hinds, Jones, Pearl River, Rankin, Tallahatchie and Wayne counties.
In 2010, Mississippi had eight West Nile virus cases and no deaths.
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