Posts Tagged ‘epidemic’

State’s West Nile virus cases hit 140; four deaths

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi State Department of Health is reporting 26 new human cases of the West Nile virus. The new cases were reported in Bolivar (1), Calhoun (1), Copiah (2), Forrest (1), Hinds (1), Jackson (2), Jasper (2), Leake (1), Madison (6), Marion (1), Rankin (5), Sunflower (1), Walthall (1) and Yazoo (1) […] [...]

Number of human cases of West Nile virus hits 95

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi State Department of Health is reporting 10 new cases of the West Nile virus. The reported new cases are in Forrest (1), Lamar (1), Lawrence (1), Lincoln (2), Madison (1), Marion (1), Rankin (2), and Warren (1) counties, bringing the state total for 2012 to 95 cases and two deaths. […] [...]

Another death, nine new cases of West Nile reported

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reports the second death and nine new human cases of West Nile virus (WNV) for 2012. The death was in Lincoln County, and the new cases were reported in Copiah (1), Hinds (2), Lawrence (1), Lincoln (1), Rankin (3) and Smith counties, bringing the state […] [...]

Officials identify 17 more human cases of West Nile virus

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Department of Health is reporting 17 new cases of West Nile virus. The reported cases are in Forrest (1), Hinds (2), Jones (1), Lamar (1), Lincoln (1), Lowndes (1), Marion (1), Rankin (5), Sunflower (2) and Washington (1) counties with one additional unknown county. So far this year, the state […] [...]

State now up to 11 confirmed human cases of West Nile virus

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi State Health Department is reporting seven new human case of West Nile virus in the state. The new cases are in Marion, Yazoo, Hinds, Jones, Forrest, Covington and Coahoma counties, bringing the state total for 2012 to 11. So far this year, cases have been reported in Lauderdale, Hancock, Lincoln, […] [...]

Officials identify another human case of West Nile virus

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi State Health Department is reporting one new human case of West Nile virus in the state. The new case is in Jones County. Other cases are in Lincoln, Lauderdale and Hancock counties. In 2011, Mississippi had 52 cases and five deaths from West Nile virus. Health officials say residents should […] [...]

Health Department reports third human case of West Nile

LINCOLN COUNTY — The Mississippi State Health Department is reporting a third human case of West Nile virus in the state. The new case is in Lincoln County. Other cases are in Lauderdale and Hancock counties. Mississippi had 52 cases and five deaths from West Nile virus last year. MSDH has identified WNV positive mosquitoes […] [...]

Health Department confirms first human cases of West Nile

LAUDERDALE COUNTY and HANCOCK COUNTY — The Mississippi Health Department is reporting two human cases of West Nile virus, the first confirmed cases in the state for 2012. The cases are in Lauderdale and Hancock counties. Mississippi had 52 cases and five deaths from West Nile virus last year. The Health Department also has found […] [...]

State tops list of highest HIV rates among young adults

by Published: December 2,2011

Tags: disease, epidemic, health, medicine, public health

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — More than 9,500 Mississippians are now living with HIV, and as of 2009, according to the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH), Mississippi and Florida had the highest HIV rates among individuals 13 to 19 years old (out of 37 states and five US territories reporting HIV infection statistics). Jackson itself had […] [...]

Seasonal flu shots available statewide at county clinics

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Seasonal flu shots are now available at all Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) county clinics. The seasonal flu vaccine is recommended for anyone age six months and older. “The flu shot is your best protection against the flu,” said MSDH acting state epidemiologist Dr. Paul Byers. “Seasonal flu usually peaks in […] [...]

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