Health Department identifies more human cases of West Nile virus
Published: August 5,2014
ADAMS COUNTY and RANKIN COUNTY — The Mississippi State Department of Health is reporting two new human cases of West Nile virus for 2014.
The new reported cases are in Adams and Rankin counties.
So far this year, West Nile cases have been reported in Adams (1), Hinds (1), Newton (1) and Rankin (2) counties. The Department of Health only reports laboratory-confirmed cases to the public.
In 2013, Mississippi had 45 West Nile cases and five deaths.
State Epidemiologist Dr. Thomas Dobbs says the news cases are a reminder of the importance of preventing mosquito exposures, particularly ahead of the active summer months.
In 2012, Mississippi had 247 West Nile cases and five deaths.
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