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MDH Confirms 25th West Nile Virus Case

JACKSON, Miss.- West Nile Virus is back again, this time in Hinds County. The case was confirmed Monday morning by the Mississippi State Department of Health.  

The newest case was confirmed in Hinds County bringing the state’s total so far this year to 25 people infected; three of those people were killed from the virus.

Hinds County has had the most West Nile Virus cases this year, with seven. Forrest and Rankin counties have had four each and Adams County has had two. Bolivar, Covington, Harrison, Lauderdale, Madison, Newton, Yazoo and Wilkinson counties have had one case each.

The three deaths occurred in Forrest, Madison and Yazoo counties.

Last year, Mississippi had 45 West Nile Virus cases and five deaths.

Remember to wear mosquito repellent containing DEET when going outside and to get rid of standing water around your home.

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