Mississippi Reports Two New Human West Nile Virus Cases for 2017
Today the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reports two new human cases of West Nile virus (WNV), bringing the state total to 47 this year. The new cases were in Lee and Desoto counties.
So far this year cases have been reported in Bolivar, Calhoun, Clarke, Clay (2), Covington, Desoto, Forrest (4), Hinds (8), Humphreys (2), Jones, Lauderdale, Leake, Lee (3), Leflore, Lincoln (2), Lowndes, Madison (4), Monroe, Noxubee, Perry, Rankin (6), Scott, Wilkinson, and Yazoo counties. Two deaths have been reported in Forrest and Humphreys counties.
In 2016, Mississippi had 43 WNV cases and two deaths.