Two new West Nile cases bring total for Miss. to 15

By The Associated Press

JACKSON — Two newly reported West Nile virus cases in Forrest and Pearl River counties bring the total number in Mississippi this year to 15.

The state health department announced the latest cases Monday in a news release.

There has been one West Nile virus death this year. The victim was a Jones County resident.

Cases have been reported this year in Coahoma, Forrest, Hinds, Jones, Marion, Pearl River, Tallahatchie and Wayne counties.