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Report: State ranks near top in U.S. in antibiotic use

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Research revealed during “Get Smart Week” shows that California joined Alaska, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington as the five states with the lowest antibiotic use in the nation in 2010. “Get Smart Week” is a national partnership launched by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to promote the appropriate use of […] [...]

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

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 beach closure following sewage spill

BILOXI — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, has lifted a beach closure issued Oct. 13 in Biloxi. The closure extended for a section of beach from Mockingbird Lane on the west to Edgewater Drive on the east and included Beach Station 11A-Edgewater Beach. Last Saturday, the City of […] [...]

State sets new record — 225 human cases of West Nile confirmed

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reports 12 new human cases of West Nile virus (WNV) for 2012. The new cases were reported in Coahoma (1), Forrest (1), Hancock (1), Lauderdale (1), Lowndes (1), Madison (1), Pearl River (1), Rankin (3), Walthall (1) and Wayne (1) counties, bringing the state total […] [...]

State’s human cases of West Nile virus tops 200

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The state Department of Health is reporting 13 new human cases of West Nile virus. The new cases were reported in DeSoto (1), Forrest (1), Hancock (1), Hinds (2), Holmes (1), Lauderdale (1), Pike (1), Panola (1), Rankin (1), Scott (1), Walthall (1) and Winston (1) counties, bringing the state total to […] [...]

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 […] [...]

State records fifth death from West Nile virus

MADISON COUNTY — A fifth victim of West Nile virus has died in Mississippi. The Mississippi State Department of Health said someone who had earlier been infected in Madison County has died, bringing the state’s 2012 death total to five. The state also reported 14 new cases Monday, pushing the year’s total to 200. That’s […] [...]

State’s West Nile virus cases hit 186; four deaths

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The state Department of Health is reporting 17 new human cases of West Nile virus, bringing the total to 186 cases and four deaths. In 2011, Mississippi had 52 West Nile virus cases and five deaths. The health department only reports laboratory-confirmed cases to the public. The Clarion-Ledger reports the new cases […] [...]

Homeowners dealing with post-Isaac mold issues

HANCOCK COUNTY — Weeks after Hurricane Isaac caused widespread flooding and power outages in South Mississippi, people are still tearing out drywall and throwing away furniture covered in mold. Mold spores are a familiar foe for those who live in the low-lying areas of Hancock County. They fought them after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, then […] [...]

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