(WMC-TV) – The number of West Nile Virus cases continues to rise. At this time, eight new cases of the virus have been reported in Miss.
According to The Department of Health, that brings the state total to 233 cases, and five deaths this year.
This is the highest number of West Nile cases ever reported in the state.
Action News 5 is monitoring the outbreak, and will continue to provide updates as new cases are made public.