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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi has two new cases of West Nile virus, bringing the total of laboratory-confirmed cases this year to 13.

The state Department of Health says Monday that both of the new cases of the mosquito-borne virus are in Madison County.

So far this year, cases have been reported in Adams, Covington, Forrest (2), Hinds (3), Madison (2), Rankin (3) and Simpson counties.

In 2014, Mississippi had 43 cases of the West Nile virus, with seven deaths.

No deaths from the virus have occurred this year.

A Health Department news release says symptoms may include fever, headache, nausea, vomiting, rash, muscle weakness or swollen lymph nodes.

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