Mississippi reports six more West Nile cases

West NileThe Associated Press

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi State Department of Health says there are six new human cases of West Nile virus for 2013.

The reported cases are in Forrest, Hinds (3), Jones and Lamar counties, bringing the state total for 2013 to 23 cases, including one death.

So far this year, cases have been reported in Bolivar, Forrest (3), Hinds (7), Jones, Lamar (2), Leflore (2), Lincoln, Lowndes, Madison, Marion, Rankin (2) and Wayne counties. The MSDH only reports laboratory-confirmed cases to the public.

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

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  • Beauregard Rippy

    Last week and the week before, I had what I highly suspect was WEST NILE VIRUS FEVER which is a mild case but nobody talks about the mild cases and folks do not know about them. BEWARE! I had headache, low grade fever for a few days, aches, and a RASH (that’s the key to know that you have WNVF). I wasn’t sick enough to warrant a trip to the doctor so my case is not reported. WNV is more widespread than the statistics indicate.