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2 More West Nile Virus Cases in Mississippi


Two new cases of West Nile virus have been reported from Mississippi, the Washington Times reports. 

This has brought the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases of West Nile Virus in Mississippi this year to 13. The cases have been reported from different parts of the state of Mississippi in Adams, Covington, Forrest (2), Hinds (3), Madison (2), Rankin (3) and Simpson counties.

The state Department of Health reported that both the new cases of the mosquito borne West Nile virus are in Madison County.

In the year 2014, 43 cases of the virus were reported in the state of Mississippi, out of which seven victims had lost their lives. However, no deaths from the virus have occurred so far this year.

Last week, four new cases of the virus were reported from Mississippi, bringing the total of laboratory-confirmed cases to 11. Two of the new cases of the mosquito-borne virus were in Rankin County, one was in Hinds County and one was in Forrest County, according to the state Department of Health.

The usual symptoms of the West Nile virus include fever, headache, nausea, vomiting, rash, muscle weakness or swollen lymph nodes, as reported by the health department of Mississippi.

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