State health dept. reports 14 new WNV cases - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

State health dept.: Three of the 14 latest WNV cases are in the Pine Belt

The state health department confirms 14 new cases of West Nile virus.

Three of the latest are in Hinds County; two others each in Clarke and Rankin Counties.  The rest are in Jones, Lamar, Marion,  Adams, Calhoun, Lauderdale and Madison. 

The health department is providing the latest information on West Nile and other mosquito-borne illnesses – as well as a checklist to reduce your risk of contracting the virus.  The information is available by visiting or by calling, toll free, 1-877-WST-NILE (1-877-978-6453).  The hotline is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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