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Third Human West Nile Virus In Mississippi

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(Jackson, MS) The Mississippi State Department of Health is confirming a third human case of West Nile virus this year.

The most recent case is in Lowndes County.

Previously reported cases were in Madison and Forrest counties.

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

The MSDH only reports laboratory-confirmed cases to the public.

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