Tag Archives: Mississippi Department of Health

State of emergency declared for more winter weather

March 3, 2014

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After enjoying spring-like temperatures this weekend, Mississippians are facing a new threat from winter weather today. Gov. Phil Bryant has issued a state of emergency for the possibility of significant ice accumulations in the northern half of the state and severe thunderstorms or tornadoes in the central and southern parts of the state. A state […]

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Second death reported in Mississippi from West Nile

August 6, 2013

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The Mississippi Department of Health is reporting the state’s second death this year from the West Nile disease.The death occurred in Bolivar County. Mississippi is currently in the peak season for West Nile and four new cases have been reported in Forrest, Hinds, and Rankin counties bringing to total number of cases this year to […]

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MSDH reports new West Nile case, 8 total statewide

August 5, 2013

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West Nile disease is transmitted from birds to mosquitoes and finally to humans. It can be fatal and to date there is no cure.

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) is reporting one new human case of West Nile virus (WNV) for 2013. The reported case is in LeFlore County, bringing the state total for 2013 to 8 cases, with one death. So far this year, cases have been reported in Forrest (2), Lincoln, Lowndes, Madison, Montgomery, Wayne […]

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New restaurants in D’Iberville

July 25, 2013

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D’Iberville is welcoming two new restaurants that recently were OK’d to open by the Mississippi Department of Health. Dickey’s Barbecue Pit (3821 Promenade Parkway) has a delicious sounding menu that features Texas style chopped beef brisket, sliced beef brisket, Southern pulled pork, spicy cheddar sausage, “old recipe” Polish sausage and of course ribs. John Lockett is […]

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Health Department: Buffalo fish linked to disease

July 10, 2013

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The Mississippi State Department of Health is confirming three newly diagnosed cases of Haff disease, a rare but serious illness caused by an unidentified toxin in buffalo fish that can cause a condition called rhabdomyolysis. Rhabdomyolysis is a muscle injury syndrome that causes pain, stiffness and rarely, kidney damage. The three Mississippi cases are members […]

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