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.
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.
Mississippi has the highest rate of vaccination coverage for kindergarten students nationwide, according to a recent Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (C.D.C.)