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Bryant wants report on health emergency plans in wake of Ebola outbreak

JACKSON — At the request Gov. Phil Bryant, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, Mississippi State Department of Health and several other key state agencies are working closely together to ensure a coordinated response with the states’ public health emergency plans. These agencies will provide Bryant a complete briefing on Wednesday at the State Emergency Operations […] [...]

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 total of West Nile virus cases hits 40

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Health officials have confirmed three new cases of West Nile virus. That brings the state’s total so far this year to 40 cases. The total includes five deaths previously reported. The new cases were reported in Lowndes, Neshoba, and Rankin counties. So far this year, human West Nile cases have been reported […] [...]

Officials identify first case in state of enterovirus D68

HANCOCK COUNTY — Mississippi health officials have confirmed the state’s first case of a virus that causes respiratory illness in children. The Mississippi State Department of Health today confirmed a case of enterovirus D68 in Hancock County. Health officials say the child was hospitalized and has since recovered. Enterovirus-D68 is a more virulent strain of […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Five new human cases of West Nile virus identified

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi health officials have confirmed five new cases of West Nile virus — two each Forrest and Hinds counties and one in Harrison County. That brings the state’s total so far this year to 24 cases, including three deaths. Numbers released yesterday do not include any new deaths. The Mississippi State Department […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Health care group wants to put smoking ban on ballot

JACKSON — Having failed to persuade lawmakers to ban smoking in public places, the Mississippi State Medical Association now wants lawmakers to put the question to voters. The association, which represents Mississippi’s 4,700 physicians, announced this week it will gather petition signatures in doctors’ offices asking the 2015 Legislature to set a referendum. “We hope […] [...]

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