JACKSON, Miss. - The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reports the first confirmed pediatric influenza death in Mississippi for the 2023-2024 flu season. Pediatric deaths are defined as deaths of individuals under 18 years of age.Including this reported death, there have... Read More.
Mississippi’s flu season is winding down. The latest update puts flu activity in the state at the CDC’s lowest level. And the State Health Department says overall, for the week ending April 1st, only two per cent of Mississippi patients seeing their doctors had... Read More.
Flu season's not over yet in Mississippi. The State Health Department says the flu rate statewide edged up just slightly last week with 2.6 per cent of patients seeing their doctors having flu-like symptoms. The CDC still classifies Mississippi as having minimal flu activity. ... Read More.
More Mississippians are coming down with the flu. The numbers aren't nearly as high as they were back during the fall, but the State Health Department says a steady downward trend in flu cases has suddenly turned around with the latest report for the... Read More.
Mississippi's flu rate has nudged downward after holding steady for three weeks in a row. The State Health Department says, for the week ending Feb. 18, 3.2 per cent of patients in doctors' offices had flu-like symptoms, compared to 3.5 per cent the week... Read More.
Mississippi's flu season is hanging on. The State Health Department says-- for the third week in a row-- the overall flu rate is the same, with three and a half per cent of patients who saw their doctors during the week ending Feb. 11... Read More.
Flu levels are lower than low in Mississippi now. A report from the Centers for Disease Control is classifying the state in the "minimal" category with the State Health Department saying only about three per cent of patients seeing their doctors during the week... Read More.
For the first time since early October, Mississippi is reporting a low level of flu activity. The State Health Department says only about three and a half per cent of patients seeing their doctors during the week ending Jan. 14 had flu-like symptoms. That's... Read More.
After having one of the highest levels of the flu in the country early in the season, Mississippi now has one of the lowest. The flu map at the Centers for Disease Control lists the state as having a “moderate” level with the latest... Read More.
Some Mississippi communities are seeing an increase in flu cases again. The State Health Department says flu reports peaked in early November with about ten per cent of patients visiting their doctors complaining of flu-like symptoms. The number of flu cases dropped steadily throughout... Read More.
State health officials are worried that flu activity across Mississippi will spike as a result of holiday travels and family gatherings during Christmas. The flu levels statewide remain high although there's been a downward trend. In the public health district which includes Attala County,... Read More.
Flu cases in the public health district which includes Attala County have dropped but remain at the highest level in Mississippi. The State Health Department's latest report shows more than 35 per cent of the patients visiting their doctor's offices in the nine-county district... Read More.