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Mississippi at 61 West Nile virus cases so far in 2017

6 years 1 month 1 week ago Monday, October 23 2017 Oct 23, 2017 October 23, 2017 5:38 PM October 23, 2017 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
JACKSON, Miss.- The Mississippi State Department of Health is confirming one new case of West Nile virus.
That brings the total so far this year to 61 cases of the mosquito-borne illness, including two people who died earlier. The new case is in Hinds County.
In 2016, the state had 43 cases with two deaths.
So far this year, there have been 15 cases in Hinds County; seven in Rankin County; five in Forrest County; four in Madison County; three in Lee County; and two each in Calhoun, DeSoto, Humphreys, Lincoln, Lowndes, Monroe and Scott counties.
Counties with one case each are Bolivar, Clarke, Clay, Covington, Jones, Lauderdale, Leake, Leflore, Noxubee, Perry, Sunflower, Wilkinson and Yazoo.
The deaths were in Forrest and Humphreys counties.

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