One new West Nile virus case in Mississippi

West NileJACKSON (AP) — The Mississippi State Department of Health says one newly confirmed case of West Nile virus bring the state total to 40 this year. The new case, reported Monday, is in Hinds County.

So far this year, cases have been reported in Adams, Bolivar, Forrest (5), Harrison, Hinds (12), Jones (2), Lamar (4), Leflore (2), Lincoln, Lowndes, Madison (3), Marion, Pike, Rankin (4) and Wayne counties. The health department only reports laboratory-confirmed cases to the public.

There have been two deaths this year.

In 2012, Mississippi had 247 West Nile virus cases and five deaths.