Jersey saw its first case of West Nile virus this year in June in Hunterdon county.
The state DPH says there have been no confirmed cases of the virus in any person or animal in the state this year.
The Mississippi Department of Health announced Thursday the first case had been found in Smith County. Only 24 cases were reported a year ago.
Mosquitoes carrying the virus are expected to persist through November, officials said.
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The state epidemiologist, Dr. Paul Byers, says most cases occur between July and September. KDHE officials say a contractor in the area will start spraying next week.
Arizona's monsoon season is also the busiest for West Nile cases.
As always, health officials are advising people to protect themselves from mosquito-borne illnesses such as West Nile and Eastern Equine Encephalitis by using mosquito repellent, draining standing water near their homes and repairing any tears in window screens. "So you always want to take precautions", she said.
Sunenshine said most people who are infected will not have serious symptoms but it could be life threatening to one in 150 victims.