Recent report shows West Nile is not yet in Arkansas - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Recent report shows West Nile is not yet in Arkansas

(WMC-TV) - While other Mid-South states are experiencing the West Nile virus, the state of Arkansas has, so far, managed to avoid the deadly virus.

According to a report by the Arkansas Department of Health, Arkansas has not yet experienced a single case of the West Nile virus.

Last year, Arkansas began seeing cases at the end of July and early August.

In comparison, Tennessee has had one reported human case of West Nile. Mississippi has experience 12 cases and two deaths this year.

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