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Mississippi sticking with its childhood vaccination law

JACKSON — Amid concerns about a measles outbreak in other states, Mississippi is sticking with its childhood vaccination law, which is one of the strongest in the country. A bill that would have weakened the law died Thursday because a chairman chose not to bring it up for a vote before a deadline. “I really didn’t want to put the ...

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Q&A: Dr. Mary Currier, State Health Officer, MSDH

Healthy responsibility Currier steps in at Health Department at difficult time Dr. Mary Currier became Mississippi state health officer in early 2010 after serving as state epidemiologist from 1993 to 2003 and again from 2007 until 2009.  The Ann Arbor, Mich., native recently sat down with the Mississippi Business Journal’s Nash Nunnery for a conversation about public health in Mississippi ...

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Byers named acting state epidemiologist

Dr. Paul Byers has been named Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) acting state epidemiologist. The position was previously held by State Health Officer Dr. Mary Currier. “Dr. Byers has worked in public health for more than 15 years, and we’ve worked side-by-side for several years in the epidemiology office,” said Dr. Mary Currier. “During his tenure at MSDH, Dr. ...

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