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MSDH: Two more people die from WNV complications

State health officials confirm the West Nile Virus has claimed two more lives.

Officials with the Mississippi State Department of Health say both deaths were recorded in Rankin County.  The health department also reports 19 new cases of West Nile – including one in Lamar County and another in Marion County.  The health department has also recorded a case of La Crosse Encephalitis in Lawrence County.

For more details on how to protect yourself from West Nile Virus and other mosquito-borne illnesses, visit or call toll free at 1-877-WST-NILE (1-877-978-6453) anytime between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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