Another Mississippian has died of complications from the West Nile virus.
Officials with the Mississippi State Department of Health say the death was reported in Lincoln County. Health officials add there are new cases of West Nile virus reported in Smith and Lawrence Counties – as well as three other cases in Rankin County, two in Hinds County – and one each in Copiah and Lincoln Counties.
State Epidemiologist Dr. Thomas Dobbs says regardless of the stats, West Nile virus is a problem throughout Mississippi. Dobbs adds it's import to protect yourself from all mosquito-borne diseases.
For tips on protecting yourself, visit www.healthyms.com/westnile or call, toll free, 1-877-WST-NILE (1-877-978-6453). The hotline is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
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