The Mississippi Department of Health announced the first 2018 case of West Nile Virus.
West Nile is a virus spread by mosquito bites. It’s busiest season is from July-September.
There were 63 confirmed cases of the potentially deadly virus in Mississippi last year. This years first case was in Hinds County.
The department of health recommends getting rid of standing water, using insect repellent and avoiding mosquitos.