By JONATHAN LEMIRE and COLLEEN LONG NEW YORK (AP) — A doctor who became New York City’s first Ebola patient was praised for getting treatment immediately upon showing symptoms, and health officials stressed that the nation’s most populous […]
JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — 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 […]
DALLAS (AP) — A nine-member team of federal health officials is tracking anyone who had close contact with a man being treated for Ebola in a Dallas hospital, the director of the nation’s top disease-fighting […]
The Mississippi State Department of Health will receive $8.5 million over the next five years to help combat obesity and chronic disease across the state.
State Health Officer Dr. Mary Currier said in a news release that the funds come from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Currier says the money will support a comprehensive, statewide approach to promoting health and controlling and preventing chronic diseases and their risk factors. […]
By Ayesha K. Mustafaa
Interim Managing Editor
The biggest day of the year dedicated to the awareness of the effect of HIV/AIDS on the global landscape is Saturday, Dec. 1.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “About 500,000 people get HIV each year and young people between the ages of 13 and 24 represent a quarter of these new HIV infections or 26 percent.” […]
The Mississippi State Department of Health is reporting 12 new human cases of West Nile virus.
The new cases were reported in Coahoma (1), Forrest (1), Hancock (1), Lauderdale (1), Lowndes (1), Madison (1), Pearl River (1), Rankin (3), Walthall (1), and Wayne (1) counties, bringing the state total to 225 cases and five deaths. […]
The pharmacy that distributed a steroid linked to an outbreak of fungal meningitis has issued a voluntary recall of all of its products, calling the move a precautionary measure.
The New England Compounding Center announced the recall Saturday. […]
A fifth victim of West Nile virus has died in Mississippi.
The Mississippi State Department of Health said someone who had earlier been infected in Madison County has died, bringing the state’s 2012 death total to five.
The state also reported 14 new cases Monday, pushing the year’s total to 200. […]