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Record Number of West Nile Cases in Mississippi

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(Jackson, MS) Health officials in Mississippi say 213 people have been infected with the West Nile virus.

13 new cases were reported Monday including one in De Soto County and one in Panola County.

The disease has killed five people in Mississippi.

Last year there were 54 cases of West Nile virus and five deaths in the state.

Health officials say there have been five cases of West Nile virus in Tennessee,  three of them in Shelby County.