Posts Tagged ‘swine flu’

CONSTRUCTION — How do low-E windows work?

Low-emissivity (low-E) glass windows work by controlling the heat transfer through windows with insulated glazing. The windows reflect the heat during the summer, while allowing the heat in during the winter. “The angles of the sun control it,” said Todd Cantor, general manager of Window King in Gulfport. “The window is designed to allow the […] [...]

CONSTRUCTION — Keesler and Habitat for Humanity decide to ‘LEED and they will follow’

The $287-million project to replace family housing at Keesler Air Force Base after Hurricane Katrina in 2005 was not only the largest housing construction project in Air Force history. It also became what was at the time the largest project in the country to receive Leadership in Environment Design (LEED) Silver certification for advances in […] [...]

Report: South epicenter for H1N1 flu

by Published: April 30,2010

Tags: healthcare, pandemic, public health, swine flu

More than 99 percent of specimens tested for influenza were positive for H1N1 over approximately the past 11 months, according to a report released from Quest Diagnostics Inc. And, it finds that the South is the epicenter for the disease. The Quest Diagnostics Health Trends Report suggests that H1N1 “crowded out” other influenza viruses to […] [...]

State last in the nation in swine flu shots

by Published: April 2,2010

Tags: healthcare, public health, swine flu

New England leads the nation in swine flu vaccinations, while the South has the lowest rates, U.S. health officials said Thursday in the first state-by-state report on turnout. Tiny Rhode Island has the highest rate of about 39 percent — three times higher than Mississippi, which has the lowest percentage of residents vaccinated, according to […] [...]

U.S., China reach agreement on pork

by Published: March 19,2010

Tags: agriculture, international trade, swine flu

The United States and China have reached an agreement to reopen the Chinese market to U.S. pork and pork products, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk announced today. “When I traveled to China with U.S. Trade Representative Kirk in October, our discussions with Chinese officials laid the groundwork for reopening this […] [...]

Swine flu claims another life

by Published: January 27,2010

Tags: healthcare, swine flu

DESOTO COUNTY — Since August 29, 2009, the beginning of the 2009-2010 flu season, the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reports 22 influenza-related deaths in Mississippi. The latest death is a female child in DeSoto County. Since the beginning of flu season, deaths have been reported in Jones (four), Jackson (two), Tate (two), Washington […] [...]

Fighting the good fight in flu season

The need remains for folks to continue to get vaccinated   The H1N1 flu season that affected nearly 1,300 Mississippians earlier this year has slacked off, but with seasonal flu months approaching, there is still a need for people to get vaccinated and take precautions.  Dr. Mary Currier, interim state health officer for the Mississippi […] [...]

Fighting Swine Flu

by Published: September 28,2009

Tags: H1N1, swine flu

Small businesses trying to protect themselves from employees being out cause of illness Instances of the H1N1 virus or “swine flu,” which are continuing to increase nationwide, are of particular concern to small businesses as most people have not developed immunity to this new virus. The illness of one infected worker could possibly spread, shutting […] [...]

H1N1 flu guide available to the public

WASHINGTON — U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) administrator Karen Mills and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announce the availability of a preparedness guide designed to assist small businesses in planning for the possibility of an H1N1 flu outbreak this fall. [...]

More swine flu identified

Across Mississippi — The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reports 22 new cases of H1N1 swine flu for last week, bringing the state’s total number of cases to 234. The new cases last week were in Coahoma (two), Harrison (two), Lincoln (two), Panola (two), Chickasaw (one), Choctaw (one), Covington (one), DeSoto (one), George (one), […] [...]

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