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More West Nile Virus cases reported by MS Health Department

August 1, 2018 // 0 Comments

On July 30th, the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reported three new human cases of  West Nile Virus (WNV). The reported cases are in Hinds (2) and Itawamba counties. So far this year human cases have been reported in Copiah, Hinds (4), Itawamba, and Pearl River counties. In 2017, Mississippi had 63 WNV [Continue Reading]

Health Department confirms West Nile virus active in MS

July 25, 2018 // 0 Comments

The Mississippi State Department of Health has confirmed the state’s first human case of West Nile virus infection for 2018, in a Hinds County resident. This confirmed case indicates that mosquitoes infected with West Nile virus are now active in the state. West Nile virus (WNV) is transmitted by the bite of an [Continue Reading]

Emergency responders train for handling Hazmat accidents

May 22, 2018 // 0 Comments

In a practice drill last week at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County (BMHUC), local emergency crews honed their skills for dealing with a hazardous material (Hazmat) accident. The drill involved setting up a special tent-like structure at the southeast corner of the hospital campus and practicing using its [Continue Reading]

Early influenza advisory issued by MS Health Department

September 13, 2017 // 0 Comments

The Mississippi Department of Health issued an early influenza advisory on Thursday, September 7th. The advisory went statewide to physicians, hospitals and other healthcare providers. Early Influenza Activity in Mississippi – Vaccine Recommendations. Though early influenza activity has not been reported on a [Continue Reading]