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2 confirmed deaths by West Nile reported in Mississippi

Mississippi now has two West Nile virus deaths and 36 confirmed cases of the mosquito-borne illness this year.

The two deaths were in Forrest and Humphreys counties.

The state health department says it hasn't been able to confirm a death it attributed to the disease three weeks ago in Grenada county was caused by West Nile after additional tests were done.

Last year, Mississippi reported 43 cases and two deaths.

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