STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) -- The Mississippi State Department of Health says another case of West Nile Virus has been identified in Oktibbeha County.
It is the second case of the mosquito-borne disease diagnosed in north Mississippi in 2018.
So far this year, 11 cases have been identified in the Magnolia State
In 2017, Mississippi reported 63 cases of West Nile Virus, including two deaths.
The State of Tennesse is also reporting a case in the Memphis area.
There are ways to protect yourself from mosquito-borne illnesses.
MSDH recomments using a recommended mosquito repellent and covering your arms and legs with long, light-colored clothing.
You should also avoid mosquito-prone areas in the mornings and evenings, when activity is highest.
Officials also recommend removing sources of standing water around your home where mosquitoes can breed.