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HINDS COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI)- Another person in Mississippi has been diagnosed with West Nile Virus. This brings it up to 19 cases this year.

Last week the Mississippi State Health Department announced a person from Grenada County died after getting the virus. The health department says that July through September is the peak season for West Nile Virus.

Residents in all counties are encouraged to protect themselves by using mosquito repellent, removing all standing water near your home and wear long covered clothing while outside.

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  • Mike Rathbone

    I have to laugh when the news tells us to make sure there are no water puddles around the house growing skeeters when we have a Mayor who refuses to grade a ditch the city cut years ago….and it won’t drain.

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