WEST POINT, Miss. (WTVA) — The water and light superintendent in West Point is warning residents to be aware of mosquitoes after a reported case of human West Nile virus in Clay County.
Dwight Prisock says city crews will check for standing water to minimize the number of mosquitoes.
He is encouraging residents to wear long sleeve shirts to avoid being bitten by the insect that carries the disease.
The Mississippi State Department of Health says there are 197 cases of West Nile statewide.