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CDC warns of robust flu season

Medical experts are advising South Mississippians to get their flu vaccines as early as October as this year’s flu season may see a sharp rise in cases over last year.…

CDC issues new eviction ban for most of US through Oct. 3

WASHINGTON (AP/WXXV) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday issued a new moratorium on evictions that would last until October 3, ending some of the political pressure being placed on President Joe Biden. The new moratorium could…

CDC reverses course on indoor masks in some parts of US

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reversing course on some masking guidelines. The agency announced new recommendations Tuesday that even vaccinated people should return to wearing masks indoors in parts of the U.S. where the coronavirus is surging.…

CDC sets rules for trial cruises with volunteer passengers

Cruise lines can soon begin trial voyages in U.S. waters with volunteer passengers helping test whether the ships can sail safely during a pandemic. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention gave ship operators final technical guidelines Wednesday for the…

Fully vaccinated people can travel safely again, CDC says

NEW YORK (AP) — Add travel to the activities vaccinated Americans can safely enjoy again, according to new U.S. guidance issued Friday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its guidance to say fully vaccinated people can travel within the U.S.…

CDC Vaccination Stats

The most recent COVID vaccination demographic stats have the chief medical officer of United Healthcare’s midsouth region, which includes Mississippi, concerned. According to numbers released just yesterday by the CDC, only eight percent of COVID vaccinations have…

CDC releases new safety guidelines for schools

The CDC has just updated its guidelines for social distancing in schools. The agency now says staying three feet apart while wearing masks is enough. The recommendation comes after a study was published last week comparing COVID-19…

Fully-vaccinated people can gather without masks, CDC says

Fully-vaccinated Americans can gather with other vaccinated people indoors without wearing a mask or social distancing, according to long-awaited guidance from federal health officials. The recommendations also say that vaccinated people can come together in the same way with people…

CDC releases new COVID-19 testing guidance

Some people who have been exposed to COVID-19 may no longer need to be tested for the virus. The CDC quietly updated its online guidance on testing earlier this week. It now states that those who have been in close…

CDC to make updated recommendation on masks ‘soon’

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is planning to update its recommendation on masks. CDC researchers have been conducting a scientific review about the masks during the coronavirus pandemic. Scientists wanted to find out if masks protect people…

High flu activity in Mississippi

The CDC is reporting high levels of flu activity here in Mississippi. Mississippi is among 11 other states including Alabama seeing a high number of patients with the flu. The CDC estimates that so far this season there have been…

CDC Gives Mississippi Zika Funding

In preparation for the possible spread of the Zika virus, the centers for disease control and prevention has given Mississippi funding to fight the virus. The CDC gave the magnolia state 400 thousand dollars to improve the ability to rapidly…