Miss. reports 2 new West Nile virus deaths

September 6, 2012 10:02:46 AM



JACKSON -- The Mississippi State Department of Health is reporting two new deaths and 19 new human cases of the West Nile virus. 


Health officials say both deaths were in Rankin County, and the new cases were reported in Calhoun (2), Copiah (1), Hinds (1), Lamar (1), Lauderdale (1), Madison (2), Marion (1), Pearl River (1), Rankin (6), Warren (1), and Yazoo (2) counties, bringing the state total to 114 cases and four deaths.  


Health officials say it is the largest number of cases reported by the end of July since 2002.