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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 State Department of Health, said ...

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More WNV cases identified

Across Mississippi – The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reports three additional human cases of West Nile virus (WNV) for 2009, bringing the state’s total to 29 with two deaths. The new cases are in Leflore, Neshoba and Rankin counties. The MSDH reports both confirmed and probable cases to the public. Since July 2009, WNV cases have been reported ...

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More West Nile cases identified within state

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reports five additional human cases of West Nile virus (WNV) for 2009, bringing the state’s total to 20 with two deaths. The new cases are in Clay, Harrison (two), Hinds and Monroe counties. The MSDH reports both confirmed and probable cases to the public. Since July 2009, WNV cases have been reported in ...

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West Nile claims first life in Mississippi

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reports the first death of the 2009 West Nile virus (WNV) season, has identified two new WNV cases and has identified dozens of new cases of H1N1 swine flu. The first victim of WNV was a Washington County resident. In 2008, there were three deaths related to complications from WNV infection. Additionally, the ...

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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), Hinds (one), Lauderdale (one), Madison ...

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Swine flu cases exceed 150

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reports 29 new cases of H1N1 swine flu for the week of June 29-July 5, bringing the state’s total number of cases to 181. The new cases last week were in Winston (seven), Harrison (four), Jackson (two), Madison (two), Oktibbeha (two) Warren (two), Coahoma (one), Copiah (one), Hinds (one), Jones ...

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Health Department awards CONs

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi State Department of Health has awarded certificate of needs (CONs) to six hospitals and one healthcare organization. The CONs were awarded to: – Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center in McComb to establish mobile PET services. There is no capital expenditure on this project. – River Oaks Hospital, LLC, (d/b/a River Oaks Hospital) in Flowood, for ...

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Q&A: Ed Thompson, State health officer of the Mississippi State Department of Health

Healthy Mississippi Thompson serving state during challenging times There are many health issues currently facing Mississippi, and there is one man who knows and maintains the state’s prevention and intervention efforts.  Dr. Ed Thompson, however, seems to handle the responsibility with ease.  The Mississippi Business Journal recently asked Thompson about the state’s most pressing issues, and what the Mississippi State ...

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