CDC report: Health Department makes improvements
JACKSON — A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) making progress in building and strengthening its public health emergency preparedness and response capabilities.
The report, “Public Health Preparedness: Strengthening the Nation’s Emergency Response State by State,” presents data on a broad range of preparedness and response activities taking place at MSDH.
Accomplishments highlighted in the report include:
• The MSDH Public Health Laboratory’s ability to test for specific biological agents. The laboratory passed all three proficiency tests to evaluate its abilities to receive, test, and report on one or more suspected biological agents to the CDC.
• The MSDH Public Health Laboratory’s ability to respond in the event the public is exposed to chemical agents. The laboratory successfully demonstrated its ability to detect and measure certain chemical agents that can cause severe health effects.
• The MSDH’s ability to receive urgent disease reports through its 24/7 reporting system.
• The MSDH’s ability to receive, stage, and distribute medical materials and supplies received from CDC’s Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) or other sources.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
FOLLOW THE MBJ ON TWITTERMy Tweets
Top Posts & Pages
- UMMC reaching out after death of high school football player
- UPDATED: Jackson agrees to repay HUD $1.5 million for Farish Street blunders
- Gov. Bryant intervening in same-sex couple's divorce
- Vicksburg mayor marries during lunch break
- Mississippi River mayors announce 'seed money' for waterfront developments
- Tragedy for Jackson Prep: Football player Walker Wilbanks dies
- City leaders vote against offering insurance to one adult, possibly same-sex partner
- School superintendent says he never intended to hire wife's uncle, but recommended him
- McDaniel files legal arguments as he looks to overturn Cochran loss