YAZOO COUNTY, MS (WLBT) - Monday, the Mississippi Department of Health announced seven new human cases of West Nile virus, inclduing one in Yazoo County.
So far this year, cases have been reported in Lauderdale, Hancock, Lincoln, Marion, Yazoo, Hinds, Jones, Forrest, Covington, Coahoma and Wayne counties.
In 2011, Mississippi had 52 WNV cases and five deaths.
The Mississippi State Department of Health recommends the following precautions to reduce the risk of contracting WNV:
- Remove sources of standing water, especially after rainfall.