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Latest West Nile case reported in Forrest County

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Department of Health is reporting one new case of West Nile virus.

The new case was in Forrest County.

The health agency, which reports confirmed and suspected cases of the mosquito-borne virus. The state's total number of human cases this year is 125, with three deaths.

Symptoms of West Nile virus are often mild or flu-like and may include fever, headache, nausea, vomiting, a rash, muscle weakness or swollen lymph nodes.

Infection can result in encephalitis or meningitis in a small number of people. Those illnesses can lead to paralysis, coma and possibly death.

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