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One new case of West Nile Virus confirmed

JACKSON, MISS– Another case of West Nile Virus has been confirmed for the Magnolia state. So far, 21 people have been diagnosed with the virus this year. 

The Mississippi State Department of Health confirmed the diagnosis of a Marion county patient Monday.

Patients have been diagnosed in Calhoun, Chickasaw, Copiah, Hinds, Grenada, Lamar, Lee, Leflore, Lincoln, Lowndes, Marion, Perry and Rankin counties. One person has died.

The MSDH recommended using a mosquito repellent with DEET, removing sources of standing water while outdoors, and wearing light, loose-colored clothing to protect against mosquitoes.

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