State sets new record — 225 human cases of West Nile confirmed
by MBJ Staff
Published: October 16,2012
ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reports 12 new human cases of West Nile virus (WNV) for 2012.
The new cases were reported in Coahoma (1), Forrest (1), Hancock (1), Lauderdale (1), Lowndes (1), Madison (1), Pearl River (1), Rankin (3), Walthall (1) and Wayne (1) counties, bringing the state total to 225 cases and five deaths.
This is the highest number of WNV cases ever reported in Mississippi.
In 2011, Mississippi had 52 WNV cases and five deaths. The MSDH only reports laboratory-confirmed cases to the public.
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