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.
Michael Watson may have no competition now in his bid for a second term as Mississippi’s Secretary of State. Or he could be facing a new challenger. Democratic nominee Shuwaski Young says he’s dropping out of the race for health reasons. Young, who spent... Read More.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi senators are proposing an $80 million grant program for financially struggling hospitals and other programs to help the state attract and retain nurses and physicians.Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann unveiled the plans Wednesday.One proposal would forgive up to $18,000 in... Read More.
The G.A. Carmichael Family Health mobile unit has been serving the citizens of Carthage and Leake County in recent years. Patients will now have a brick-and-mortar health center to visit located at 303 W Franklin Street.G.A. Carmichael Family Health Center of Carthage held its... Read More.
The public health district which includes Attala County continues to be Mississippi’s flu hotspot. In its latest update, the State Health Department said more than 45 per cent of patients visiting their doctors in the nine-county district had flu-like illnesses, up from about 31... Read More.
A fifth case of monkeypox in the public health district which includes Attala County. The State Health Department isn’t saying which of the nine counties in the district is reporting that case. Statewide, there’ve been 79 cases of monkeypox.
The State Health Department is now reporting a total of 71 cases of monkeypox in Mississippi, including a fourth case in Public Health District 3-- made up of Attala and eight other counties. The Health Department doesn't identify the specific counties where the cases... Read More.
The State Health Department is urging Mississippians to get the new and improved COVID-19 booster shot. And county health departments are now offering free vaccinations by appointment. The bivalent vaccine provides better protection against the original COVID strain and the omicron variants responsible for... Read More.
As the number of Mississippians infected with monkeypox climbs to 44, the State Health Department is reporting that the vast majority of cases involve young Black men, many of them living in and around the Jackson area. In only seven per cent of the... Read More.
Only four of Mississippi’s 40 cases of monkeypox have been reported in the public health districts which include Attala, Leake and Neshoba counties. The State Health Department says there’ve been three cases in District 3 which has nine counties including Attala. And there’s been... Read More.
Five additional monkeypox cases in Mississippi bring the state's total to 16.When the State Health Department announced last week that monkeypox vaccine is being offered to high-risk individuals at nine county health clinics, some people may have assumed that Mississippians who've tested positive live... Read More.
Mississippi's new State Health Officer says it's a "high calling" to look after the public health concerns of 2.9 million people. Dr. Dan Edney says he wants to be a catalyst for change. And he says, in this state, change can't wait. Edney says... Read More.