DHH: 53 new West Nile cases, 3 deaths

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Posted 3:44 PM 8/24/2012 : DHH: 53 new West Nile cases, 3 deaths

BATON ROUGE - The state Department of Health and Hospitals said three more people died this week from the West Nile Virus, and 53 new cases were reported.

That brings the year's total deaths to nine, the most in recent years according to DHH.  The most was in 2002, with 24 deaths.

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