First West Nile Virus death of 2013

The State Health Department is reporting the first death from the mosquito-borne West Nile Virus. The patient passed away in Montgomery County, and there were two additional non-fatal cases reported in Forrest and Wayne Counties. So far, the Delta has not reported a human case of West Nile this season, although health officials are urging residents to take precautions against mosquito bites whenever possible. Last year, there were hundreds of cases and five deaths statewide from the virus.


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