Health Department confirms first human cases of West Nile
by Associated Press
Published: July 5,2012
LAUDERDALE COUNTY and HANCOCK COUNTY — The Mississippi Health Department is reporting two human cases of West Nile virus, the first confirmed cases in the state for 2012.
The cases are in Lauderdale and Hancock counties. Mississippi had 52 cases and five deaths from West Nile virus last year.
The Health Department also has found mosquitoes that tested positive for West Nile in Forrest, Pike and Lincoln counties.
Health officials say that indicates the virus is circulating in Mississippi.
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