State sets another West Nile record with two new cases
Published: November 27,2012
WAYNE COUNTY and PERRY COUNTY — The Mississippi State Department of Health is reporting two new human cases of West Nile virus.
The new cases were reported in Wayne and Perry counties, bringing the state total to 244 cases and five deaths. This continues to be the highest number of West Nile virus 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.
Health officials say although the weather is cooler now, the mosquito-borne virus can occur year-round, including the late fall and winter months. Officials say Mississippians still need to take precautions to protect themselves from mosquitoes.
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