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3rd West Nile Virus Death In Mississippi

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The Mississippi State Department of Health says there's been a third death in the state from the West Nile virus.
    
Health officials say the death was a Forrest County resident who was a previously reported human case.
    
The state total for 2013 is now 43 human cases, including three deaths. The other two deaths occurred in Forrest and Bolivar counties.
    
So far this year, cases have been reported in Adams, Bolivar, Forrest (6), Harrison, Hinds (12), Jones (2), Lamar (5), Leflore (2), Lincoln, Lowndes, Madison (3), Marion, Pike, Rankin (5) and Wayne counties.  The MSDH only reports laboratory-confirmed cases to the public.
    
In 2012, Mississippi had 247 WNV cases and five deaths.

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