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MSDH reports third human case of West Nile virus

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(WMC -TV) - The Mississippi State Department of Health reported a new human case of West Nile virus Thursday.

The reported case was in Lowndes County, bringing the state total for 2013 to three cases. The two previously reported WNV cases were in Madison and Forrest counties.

In 2012, Mississippi had a record number of human WNV cases. Last year, the state reported 247 WNV cases and five deaths. The MSDH only reports laboratory-confirmed cases to the public.

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