Posts Tagged ‘illness’

State launches hotline in wake of Ebola epidemic scare

JACKSON — Mississippi has opened a 24-hour Ebola hotline for people with questions about the virus. It’s not a message tree — it’s answered by people. The Mississippi State Department of Health says that if necessary, those people will direct case-specific calls to health officials. The state epidemiologist, Dr. Thomas Dobbs, says a case of […] [...]

State Sen. Gandy hospitalized in South America

WAYNESBORO — A Mississippi state lawmaker is hospitalized in South America after doctors found blood clots in one of his legs. Republican Sen. Phillip Gandy of Waynesboro says he expects to be discharged from a hospital in Santiago, Chile, by Friday if his condition continues to improve. The 64-year-old Gandy says doctors have put him […] [...]

Currier: Ebola is low-risk, but training, preparation ongoing

JACKSON — State health officials say they are keeping Mississippi hospitals and medical facilities up-to-date on Ebola identification and treatment. State Health Officer Dr. Mary Currier, speaking at a briefing in Jackson today, says Ebola is low-risk in Mississippi. However, she says the Health Department is working with hospitals to get staff trained and prepared […] [...]

State health officials identify two more cases of enterovirus-D68

FORREST COUNTY and CALHOUN COUNTY — Mississippi health officials are confirming two more cases of a virus that causes respiratory illness in children. The Mississippi State Department of Health says in a news release that the two cases were reported in young children — one from Forrest County and the other from Calhoun County. A […] [...]

State’s 2014 death toll from West Nile grows to five

COAHOMA COUNTY and LEE COUNTY — State health officials are reporting two new deaths from the West Nile virus in Mississippi, bringing this year’s total to five. The deaths occurred in Lee and Coahoma counties. Other deaths have been reported earlier in Forrest, Madison and Yazoo counties. Reported were 12 new West Nile virus cases, […] [...]

Health Department discovers another West Nile virus case

HINDS COUNTY — Mississippi health officials have confirmed one new case of West Nile virus, in Hinds County. That brings the state’s total so far this year to 25 cases. The total includes three deaths previously reported. The Mississippi State Department of Health says Hinds County has had the most West Nile virus cases so […] [...]

State records third death this year from West Nile virus

FORREST COUNTY — State health officials are reporting a third death this year from the West Nile virus in Mississippi. The state Department of Health says the most recent death occurred in Forrest County. Other deaths were reported in Madison and Yazoo counties. New human cases have also been confirmed in Hinds (2) and Lauderdale […] [...]

State records second death this year from West Nile virus

MADISON COUNTY — State health officials are reporting a second death this year from the West Nile virus in Mississippi. The state Department of Health said the most recent death occurred in Madison County. The first death was in Yazoo County. Health officials also reported new human cases in Adams, Bolivar, Covington, Forrest and Rankin […] [...]

Two more human cases of West Nile identified

HINDS COUNTY and RANKIN COUNTY  — State health officials say two more Mississippians have been infected with West Nile virus. The state Department of Health said yesterday that a Hinds County resident and a Rankin County resident have confirmed cases. So far this year, nine cases of West Nile have been reported, including one death […] [...]

One new case of chikungunya virus identified; resident dies of West Nile

JACKSON — The Mississippi State Department of Health is confirming one new human case of chikungunya (chih-kihn-GUHN’-yuh) virus. Health officials say in a news release the newest case occurred in a resident who recently returned from the Dominican Republic. This is the sixth human case reported in a Mississippi. The five cases previously reported occurred […] [...]

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