World Tuberculosis Day: Disease Still Very Active in Mississippi

Tuesday is World Tuberculosis Day, and data recently released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (C.D.C.) shows that the number of new tuberculosis (TB) cases in Mississippi increased 13% from 2013, which should remind Mississippians this disease is still a very present threat in the state.

H.I.V. Pre-Exposure Intervention Call Center Now Available in MS

Friday, the Mississippi State Department of Health (M.S.D.H.), in collaboration with the American Sexual Health Association, announces the availability of a new toll-free call center with information and referrals for those interested in pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), a prevention option for those at high risk of contracting H.I.V.

Health Officials Say Flu is Bigger Risk Than Ebola

The State Epidemiologist says Mississippi hospitals are set to handle any cases of Ebola should they appear, but health officials say the public should be more focused on their risk for the flu, which kills about 36,000 people each year.

Mississippi Reviewing Health Emergency Plans

At the request Gov. Phil Bryant, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (M.E.M.A.), Mississippi State Department of Health (M.S.D.H.), and several other key state agencies are working closely together to ensure a coordinated response with the state's public health emergency plans.