Second West Nile Virus human case identified in Mississippi

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HINDS COUNTY, Miss. — The Mississippi State Department of Health confirms a second case of human West Nile Virus case this year.

The confirmed case is located in Newton County.

Health officials will not release any information about the person affected.

In 2013, Mississippi had 45 West Nile Virus cases and five deaths.

Learn more about West Nile Virus and how to reduce your chances of being affected.