Video: 19 human cases of West Nile Virus so far in 2017

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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.

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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.