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Health Department confirms first human cases of West Nile

LAUDERDALE COUNTY and HANCOCK COUNTY — The Mississippi Health Department is reporting two human cases of West Nile virus, the first confirmed cases in the state for 2012. The cases are in Lauderdale and Hancock counties. Mississippi had 52 cases and five deaths from West Nile virus last year. The Health Department also has found mosquitoes that tested positive for ...

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MSU researcher finds first link between avian flu and Chinese poultry

STARKVILLE — A Mississippi State University researcher has uncovered the first molecular evidence linking live poultry markets in China to human H5N1 avian influenza. Henry Wan, an assistant professor in systems biology at MSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine, collaborated with scientists in the World Health Organization Collaborative Centers for Influenza in China and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to investigate ...

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Seasonal flu shots available statewide at county clinics

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Seasonal flu shots are now available at all Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) county clinics. The seasonal flu vaccine is recommended for anyone age six months and older. “The flu shot is your best protection against the flu,” said MSDH acting state epidemiologist Dr. Paul Byers. “Seasonal flu usually peaks in January through March in Mississippi, ...

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Health Department: Flu activity 'widespread'

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) is reporting widespread flu activity throughout the state. Flu activity is monitored through the Influenza-like Illness (ILI) Sentinel Surveillance System, made up of healthcare providers in Mississippi such as family practice clinics, student health centers, pediatricians, primary care physicians and hospital emergency departments that report the percentage of patients with ...

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GOT FLU?

State’s supply of seasonal flu vaccine looking good — for now It is still a little early in the game, but for now it looks as if there should be no problems with the supply of seasonal flu vaccine for 2009-2010. Certainly nothing from the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) hints that the vaccine supply will not meet ...

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Cochran announces flu funding for state

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) announced that Mississippi would receive more than $3.34 million to continue its response to the H1N1 flu virus and to prepare for the fall flu season. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded two grants to Mississippi, including $2.48 million in Public Health Emergency Response Grant funds and $859,736 ...

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State gets flu funding

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) announced that Mississippi would receive more than $3.34 million to continue its response to the H1N1 flu virus and to prepare for the fall flu season. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded two grants to Mississippi, including $2.48 million in Public Health Emergency Response Grant funds and $859,736 ...

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