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State one of only three in U.S. to not have ‘widespread’ flu

by Associated Press Published: January 11,2013

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ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Health officials say flu is more widespread across the nation, but the number of hard-hit states has declined. Flu season started early this winter, and includes a strain that tends to make people sicker. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said flu was widespread in 47 states last week, up from […] [...]

Epidemiologists report flu running rampant through state

by Associated Press Published: January 10,2013

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ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The early start to flu season that’s sweeping the country hasn’t spared Louisiana and Mississippi. While the outlook for the rest of the season isn’t clear, experts are encouraging people to take precautions such as getting a flu shot and making it a practice to wash hands often to prevent the spread […] [...]

Flu season comes early; officials fear bad year

by Associated Press Published: December 4,2012

Tags: disease, epidemic, flu, health, health care, ill, illness, influenza, medical, medicine, public health, sick, sickness

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Health officials say flu season is off to its earliest start in nearly 10 years — and it could be a bad one. The primary strain circulating is one that tends to cause more severe illness, especially in the elderly. But officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the […] [...]

Okla. makes biggest jump, but Miss. still tops diabetes ranking

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The nation’s diabetes problem is getting worse, and the biggest jump over 15 years was in Oklahoma, according to a new federal report. It is Mississippi, though, that still has the highest rate of diabetes. The diabetes rate in Oklahoma more than tripled, and Kentucky, Georgia and Alabama also saw dramatic increases […] [...]

West Nile cases still growing — up to 236 with five deaths

by Associated Press Published: November 6,2012

Tags: ail, ailment, death, disease, epidemic, fatality, health, health care, ill, illness, mosquito, public health, sick, sickness, virus

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi State Department of Health is reporting three new human cases of West Nile virus, the lowest weekly total in months. The new cases were reported in Jones, Lincoln and Simpson counties, bringing the state total to 236 cases and five deaths. This is the highest number of WNV cases ever […] [...]

MDEQ lifts another post-Isaac beach closure

LONG BEACH — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, has lifted a beach closure issued August 31 after Hurricane Isaac made landfall. Reopened is Station 7A in Long Beach, which extends from Oak Gardens on the west to Girard on the east. Water samples show the area has attained […] [...]

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