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West Nile numbers climb

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Mississippians still need to take precautions against mosquito bites.

State health officials are reporting 13 new cases of west Nile virus. That brings this year's total to 213 and five deaths.

The new cases are in DeSoto, Forrest, Hancock, Hinds, Holmes, Lauderdale, pike, Panola, Rankin, Scott, Walthall, and Winston counties.

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