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UMC renovating facility to serve as Ebola isolation unit

JACKSON — The University of Mississippi Medical Center is renovating a vacant building to serve as an isolation and treatment unit in the event of a confirmed or probable Ebola case in Mississippi. UMMC officials said in a news release yesterday that the stand-alone structure is removed from other patient-care facilities on the Jackson campus. UMMC officials say patients can ...

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TREY DELLINGER — Do officials have power to prevent spread of Ebola?

Several Ebola cases have recently been confirmed in the United States. Several persons who were later confirmed to have Ebola traveled freely to and within the United States, including by air and other forms of mass transit, before being admitted for treatment. Maine authorities failed at attempting to quarantine a nurse returning from a West African Ebola relief mission. These ...

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State launches hotline in wake of Ebola epidemic scare

JACKSON — Mississippi has opened a 24-hour Ebola hotline for people with questions about the virus. It’s not a message tree — it’s answered by people. The Mississippi State Department of Health says that if necessary, those people will direct case-specific calls to health officials. The state epidemiologist, Dr. Thomas Dobbs, says a case of Ebola in Mississippi is highly ...

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Forrest General training, drilling for Ebola patients

HATTIESBURG — Forrest General Hospital says it has a plan in place to address Ebola. The hospital reports training and drills have been underway to assure staff that safety measures are in place for their protection and the protection of patients. Plans will continue to be adjusted as new information is provided by the Center for Disease Control. An isolation ...

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Currier: Ebola is low-risk, but training, preparation ongoing

JACKSON — State health officials say they are keeping Mississippi hospitals and medical facilities up-to-date on Ebola identification and treatment. State Health Officer Dr. Mary Currier, speaking at a briefing in Jackson today, says Ebola is low-risk in Mississippi. However, she says the Health Department is working with hospitals to get staff trained and prepared to handle any cases that ...

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DAVID DALLAS: You say “Obama”, I say “Ebola”

No one wants to suggest their neighbors here in Mississippi are guilty of overreacting to the Ebola scare, after all, it doesn’t hurt anyone to be cautious. No one wants to suggest their neighbors might seem even the slightest bit racist in their reaction to the Ebola crisis, not in our current age of super sensitivity at being politically corrected. ...

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Epidemiologist: State's hospitals can identify, isolate Ebola cases

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — State health officials say Mississippi hospitals will be capable of handling any Ebola cases that may arise. State Epidemiologist Dr. Thomas Dobbs said some hospitals are updating procedures based on information provided by the state Department of Health and the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But even now as updates are ongoing, Dobbs said Mississippi ...

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UMMC receives patient suspected of having Ebola

JACKSON — A patient who arrived Sunday night at the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s Emergency Department was questioned for the possibility of Ebola after exhibiting potential symptoms of the disease. The patient, who told staff they had recently been in contact with someone who had traveled from West Africa, was questioned as part of UMMC’s screening process in the ...

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Ebola ruled out in patient at UMMC

A patient who arrived Sunday night at the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s Emergency Department was questioned for the possibility of Ebola after exhibiting potential symptoms of the disease. The patient, who told staff they had recently been in contact with someone who had traveled from West Africa, was questioned as part of UMMC’s screening process in the ED’s triage ...

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