JACKSON, MISS– Seven more people now have West Nile Virus in Mississippi, bringing this year’s total to thirty-five.
The Mississippi Department of Health says the latest West Nile patients new cases are in Copiah, two people in Hinds, one person in Madison, two people in Rankin, and one in Yazoo counties.
So far this year, cases have been reported in Adams, Attala, Copiah, Covington, Forrest, Hinds , Lauderdale, Madison, Marion, Montgomery, Rankin, Simpson, Washington and Yazoo counties. One death has been reported in Attala County.
To protect yourself and your family from West Nile Virus, be sure to spray on a repellant containing DEET, wear loose, light-colored clothing, and get rid of standing water near your home.