A new human case of West Nile virus has
been found in Scott County, according to the Mississippi Department
Also, the Health Department reported Friday that a previously
reported case in Rankin County had been determined to not be a West
Nile virus case. Therefore, the total number of cases in the state
this year remains at 14.
Lawrence, Walthall, Jones, Adams, Forest, Stone and Smith
counties have all reported one case each; Madison and Rankin
counties, two each; and Scott County, three.
As the state enters peak mosquito season, which is late summer
to early fall, health officials are urging all Mississippians to
take precautions to reduce the risk of contracting West Nile and
other mosquito-borne illnesses.