Another West Nile case confirmed; brings 2013 total to 40
Published: October 14,2013
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HINDS COUNTY — The Mississippi State Department of Health says one newly confirmed case of West Nile virus bring the state total to 40 this year. The new case is in Hinds County.
So far this year, cases have been reported in Adams, Bolivar, Forrest (5), Harrison, Hinds (12), Jones (2), Lamar (4), Leflore (2), Lincoln, Lowndes, Madison (3), Marion, Pike, Rankin (4) and Wayne counties. The health department only reports laboratory-confirmed cases to the public.
There have been two deaths this year.
In 2012, Mississippi had 247 West Nile virus cases and five deaths.
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