State’s human cases of West Nile virus tops 200
Published: October 9,2012
ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The state Department of Health is reporting 13 new human cases of West Nile virus.
The new cases were reported in DeSoto (1), Forrest (1), Hancock (1), Hinds (2), Holmes (1), Lauderdale (1), Pike (1), Panola (1), Rankin (1), Scott (1), Walthall (1) and Winston (1) counties, bringing the state total to 213 cases and five deaths. This is the highest number of WNV cases ever reported in Mississippi.
In 2011, Mississippi had 52 West Nile virus cases and five deaths. The Health Department only reports laboratory-confirmed cases to the public.
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