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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.…

Coastal Family Health and Salvation Army give out flu shots

Coastal Family Health Center and the Salvation Army continue to help in the fight against COVID and the seasonal flu. Today, South Mississippians lined up to get flu vaccines at the Salvation Army Kroc Center in Biloxi.…

What to know about 2020 Flu Season

Are you experiencing a cough, runny nose, loss of smell or taste? Could it be the flu or COVID-19? Flu season is expected to spike in November and medical experts say it could be unlike any other because of COVID-19.…

MSDH reports second pediatric flu death of 2020

Today the Mississippi State Department of Health is reporting its second pediatric flu death of 2020. The death was in a child from Central Mississippi who died in March but was previously unreported. The first pediatric flu death for 2020…

Flu activity remains elevated in Mississippi

Now in peak season for influenza in our region, the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) is currently seeing high flu activity in the state with widespread transmission. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates a total of…

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…

Flu season hitting the Coast hard

It is flu season and doctors tell News 25 the infection has hit the Coast hard. Steve Demetropoulos, a physician with Singing River Health System, says they have seen an uptick in people come in for the flu so far.…

The importance of getting the flu shot

Healthcare professionals want you to know we are in the heart of flu season and each season is different than the last. That’s why it is important to get the flu shot. After getting the shot, it takes about two…

Memorial Physician Clinic gave free flu shots today

Health officials are urging everyone to get vaccinated as we head into flu season. More than a dozen children, including at least one in Mississippi, died during last year’s flu season. Memorial representatives provided free flu shots today at Memorial…

Flu Season safety

Flu season is upon us and that means folks will be headed to get their flu shot. For those suffering from the fear of needles, getting the flu shot could be very difficult. That’s why physicians suggest these tips before…

Increased flu activity on the Coast

According to Walgreens, residents of the Mississippi Coast are seeking more medicine to fight the flu. The drug store chain analyzes locations where flu medication sales are increasing and Gulfport and Biloxi was on that list. As winter continues to…

Flu season: don’t wait, vaccinate

With flu activity on the rise in neighboring states and ranked severe in Louisiana, health officials are urging everyone in our state to get the flu shot if they haven’t already. ‘Don’t wait, vaccinate:’ a message medical and health care…

Keeping the flu away

According to the Mississippi State Department of Health, more cases of the flu are being reported across the state. If you are a parent you know just how quickly germs can spread through schools. We are just coming into peak…

Flu activity on the rise in Mississippi

The flu is on the rise in Mississippi and nationwide. This is according to a report released this afternoon by the Mississippi Department of Health. The hardest hit group so far are children age four and under with more hospitalizations…

Keeping your dog healthy during flu season

It’s that time of year no one loves: flu season. Many people take extra precautions to protect their families during this time, but what about your furry family. Well, it turns out they could also get sick. Flu season is…

Battling the flu

It appears a small number of flu cases have been diagnosed in South Mississippi, but it’s still not too late to protect you and your family from getting the flu this year. It’s that time of year again: flu season.…

Second pediatric flu death reported in Mississippi

The Mississippi State Department of Health reports the second confirmed pediatric flu death for the 2017-2018 season. Officials say this death occurred in central Mississippi. State Epidemiologist Dr. Byers said influenza activity has decreased from the previous week, but still…

New study shows flu affects the heart

This year, the flu has become extremely serious with flu deaths all across America. Bassam Baroudi, a cardiologist with Memorial Hospital, explains that there are complications that can develop as a result of the flu and it could affect our…