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West Nile case reported in Adams County

Published 4:08pm Wednesday, September 18, 2013

NATCHEZ — The Mississippi State Department of Health reported today the first case of West Nile Virus for Adams County this year.

The department also reported the second WNV death this year. The death occurred in Forrest County and was a previously reported case.

In addition to the case in Adams County, MSDH reported four other new cases in Forrest, Lamar, Pike and Rankin counties.

The new cases bring the state total for 2013 to 35 human cases, two of which have resulted in deaths.

In 2012, Mississippi had 247 WNV cases and five deaths.