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MS Health Department reports its first flu case

October 29, 2019 // 0 Comments

JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) is reporting its first laboratory-confirmed case of influenza for the 2019-2020 flu season. The case was reported in a child under 18 years of age. While flu cases have been diagnosed and treated by healthcare providers throughout the state already [More]

First vaping death reported in Mississippi

September 28, 2019 // 0 Comments

The Mississippi State Department of Health has confirmed the state’s first vaping-related death. The death was in an individual under the age of 30. To date, Mississippi has four identified cases of serious lung injury related to vaping, all in individuals between 18 and 34 years of age. More than 800 cases have [More]

MS Health Dept. warns it’s West Nile virus season

August 12, 2019 // 0 Comments

New Albany, MS- Today the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reports two new human case of West Nile virus (WNV) for 2019, bringing the state total to five this year. The new cases were reported in Forrest and Lamar counties. Three previous cases were reported in Smith, Hinds and Copiah counties in July. In [More]

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 [More]

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 [More]

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 [More]

Tupelo’s boil water notice: caused by bad water or bad testing?

October 20, 2017 // 0 Comments

UPDATE:   Tupelo’s “Boil Water” notice was lifted on Saturday October 21st, with comments from officials indicating the problem stemmed from sampling errors, not from problems with the water itself.    People in Tupelo have been told that their drinking water failed a health test and are [More]

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 [More]