The reported case is in Hinds County.
The state health department only reports laboratory-confirmed cases to the public. In 2013, Mississippi had 45 West Nile cases and five deaths.
State Epidemiologist Dr. Thomas Dobbs says while it seems surprising for a case to be reported given all the winter weather the state’s had this season, it serves as a good reminder that the virus can occur year-round.
In 2012, Mississippi had 247 West Nile cases and five deaths.