Posts Tagged ‘epidemic’

Officials identify 17 more human cases of West Nile virus

by Associated Press Published: August 21,2012

Tags: death, disease, epidemic, epidemiology, fatal, fatality, health, health care, illness, medical, medicine, mosquito, public health, sickness, 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

by Associated Press Published: July 24,2012

Tags: disease, epidemic, health, health care, illness, mosquito, public health, state agency, 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

by Associated Press Published: July 10,2012

Tags: epidemic, health, health care, illness, mosquito, public health, virus

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

by Associated Press Published: July 5,2012

Tags: epidemic, flu, fluenza, health, health care, mosquito, public health, state agency, virus, West Nile virus

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 MBJ Staff 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

by MBJ Staff Published: October 10,2011

Tags: clinics, epidemic, flu, flu shots, healthcare, public health, state government, vaccination, vaccines

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 […] [...]

Health Department reports another West Nile virus death

by MBJ Staff Published: October 4,2011

Tags: epidemic, epidemiology, healthcare, illnesses, medicine, mosquitoes, public health

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi State Department of Health reports one West Nile virus (WNV) death in a Leflore County resident and seven new human cases in Jones (2), Leflore, Madison, Rankin, Sunflower and Winston counties, bringing the state’s total to 46 cases for 2011 with four deaths. So far this year, cases have been […] [...]

Six more cases of West Nile virus identified

by Associated Press Published: September 27,2011

Tags: epidemic, healthcare, mosquitos, public health

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Six newly reported cases of West Nile virus bring the total in Mississippi this year to 39. Yesterday, the state Department of Health reported one in a previously reported West Nile virus case in Jasper County. The six new cases were in Hinds, Madison, Rankin (3) and Washington counties. So far this […] [...]

Health Department reports five new cases of West Nile virus

by Associated Press Published: September 20,2011

Tags: epidemic, health, healthcare, mosquitoes, public health

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Nine newly reported cases of West Nile virus bring the total in Mississippi this year to 33. Yesterday, the state Health Department says new cases were found in Forrest, Hinds, Jasper, Jones, Lincoln, Madison (three) and Rankin counties. So far this year, cases have been confirmed in Forrest (four), Hinds (five), Jones […] [...]

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