measles

Number of measles cases rising in U.S.

The measles are on the rise in the country. Just recently an out of state traveler with the measles visited Hattiesburg. Dr. Erica Frank said, “It is really contagious. It is the most contagious virus known to man.” The number…

Health officials investigate measles exposure in Hattiesburg

A measles outbreak in the United States shows no sign of slowing down. On Friday, state health officials began an investigation into the first case of the 2019 measles outbreak here in Mississippi. The exposure came from an out-of-state traveler…

Health Officials Investigate Measles Exposure in Mississippi

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) is investigating measles exposure in Mississippi from an out-of-state traveler. The exposure happened at various locations from April 9-11. “We are conducting a thorough investigation of the contacts we know this individual made…

MS Ranks #1 in Number of Children Vaccinated

Mississippi is near the bottom on a lot of lists, but we're number one in the number of vaccinated children, but at least one group is lobbying to leave the choice to vaccinate or not up to the parents.