Infectious Diseases News
Video: VCE: Fruits and veggies attract common diseases
20 Jul 2017 at 5:22am
Virginia Cooperative Extension is warning people with gardens to look out for some common diseases that could be growing on their fruits and veggies.x
Video: Vaccinations for the new school year
19 Jul 2017 at 8:29pm
With school right around the corner it is important to remember to get your children immunized.
Vaccinations for several diseases are required before the school year starts for all first-time students entering school in Mississippi. Those required vaccinations are: diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, hepatitis B, measles, mumps, and rubella and chicken pox.
Seventh graders are required to get vaccinated for tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis. While not required, health officials recommend that students age 11 to 15 get HPV vaccinations and that those 16 to 18 years of age get the meningitis vaccination.
Health care works say now is the time to get your children vaccinated. Nurse Practitioner Nikki Cochran said, ?Common myths are that it is going to make you sick to vaccinate and that is not true. That?s not based on any scientific fact. Actually vaccinations, if you look up the disease process versus the vaccination the child may get, feel a little tired for a couple days, but it does not make them sick. It does not give them the disease.?
The vaccination for children program is federally funded and provides free vaccines for children who otherwise would not financially be able to get these vaccines.
The Singing River Health System on Highway 64 in Hurley offers free vaccines for those who qualify.
Video: Lift for Life raises money to fight diseases
19 Jul 2017 at 8:16pm
SU football players suited up to help raise money for those fighting rare diseases.
Video: Garden Moment - Plant Diseases
14 Jul 2017 at 9:25am
Video: Freeman: Kidney Diseases
13 Jul 2017 at 2:25pm
Freeman: Kidney Diseases
Video: Tick proof your yard: Consumer Reports
6 Jul 2017 at 2:23pm
Tickborne diseases are on the rise and now is when ticks are most active. Since they can transmit a variety of diseases and infections, keeping ticks at bay is a smart idea. Consumer Reports? experts reveal chemical-free ways to limit the number of ticks crawling through your backyard.
Video: Martini Shakedown to Help Make-a-Wish Come True
2 Jul 2017 at 6:27am
The Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi will play host to the 13th Annual Martini Shakedown, a major yearly fundraiser benefitting the non-profit group Make-A-Wish of South Mississippi. Throughout the year, Make-A-Wish grants wishes for local youngsters struggling with life-threatening diseases. This popular fundraiser is sure to raise hope and funds to grant their wishes.
Video: Living with Lupus
1 Jun 2017 at 2:12pm
Lupus is a health threat that affects millions worldwide but often doesn't get the attention of other diseases.
Video: Good Earth Garden Center: Protect Your Plants from Fungus
24 May 2017 at 6:37am
Jeff Baskin joins Gregg Curtis at the Good Earth Garden Center where they're talking about ways you can save your plants from insects and fungal diseases.
Video: How to Prevent Diseases from Swimming Pools
23 May 2017 at 8:44am
Parasitic diarrhea is one of the medical dangers to caution while swimming in pools.
Video: Health fair helps detect some diseases
21 May 2017 at 9:29pm
The center says every year people catch things like prediabetes or thyroid problems. On Saturday, someone came back to the fair to tell workers that because of a screening last year he found out he had cancer.
Video: Deadly Silence
16 May 2017 at 8:00pm
Approximately 2,560 people in the Rio Grande Valley are living with HIV, according the Valley AIDS Council.
Video: Medical Cannabis Available To Iowans Suffering From Diseases
13 May 2017 at 8:02pm
Medical Cannabis Available To Iowans Suffering From Diseases
Video: Fight the Bite
12 May 2017 at 3:41am
Fight the Bite is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness on tick diseases in the area and how to prevent tick bites. A Lyme awareness 5K will be held Saturday May 13th at the Ocean City inlet.
Video: Preventing Spring Diseases
9 May 2017 at 8:09pm
Andy with Mesa County Public Health shares ways you can protect yourself, your home, and your pets from contracting spring diseases.