Infectious Diseases News
Video: Mild Flu Season
15 Apr 2021 at 7:01pm
infectious disease specialists warned the covid 19 pandemic could spiral into a twindemic when seasonal influenza hit.
Video: Kids at Particular Risk of Spreading Variants
12 Apr 2021 at 4:00pm
WAAY-31's Olivia Schueller spoke to an infectious disease specialist to learn what is causing more young people to be hospitalized.
Video: hepatitis exposure at Roma's
9 Apr 2021 at 7:02pm
The Oneida County Health Department sent out an alert on Friday stating an employee at Roma's tested positive for Hepatitis A. The Health Department said the employee worked while they were infectious.
Video: COVID update with infectious diseases specialist
1 Apr 2021 at 8:13pm
COVID update with Dr. Ali Hassoun
Video: Assigning COVID-19 Vaccines To Specific Groups
23 Mar 2021 at 4:04pm
Huntsville Hospital's infectious disease expert, Dr. Ali Hassoun, says he believes coronavirus vaccines could be assigned to specific groups in the future.
Video: Pediatric Research GDK 022421
24 Feb 2021 at 6:44am
Lyssa High talks with Dr. Thomas Curran, Chief Scientific Officer at Children's Mercy Research Institute and Jennifer and Aaron Jensen, parents of a child cured through Genomic testing, to discuss how CMRI can help children that have rare and complex diseases.
Video: Covid Cases Down
23 Feb 2021 at 3:00pm
An infectious disease doctor gives her theory on why Covid cases are dropping in our area.
Video: Redding student raising awareness for rare genetic diseases
22 Feb 2021 at 5:38pm
A Redding student is raising awareness for rare genetic diseases.
Video: Infectious disease specialist explains impacts of UK COVID variant in ...
2 Feb 2021 at 2:36pm
Infectious disease specialist explains impacts of UK COVID variant in Alabama
Video: Expert: The COVID-19 vaccine will protect you from the new variant of ...
11 Jan 2021 at 8:00pm
According to experts, the new strain spreads more quickly because it has a change in the surface protein of the virus. That change allows it to bind to the receptor that is found on the host cell tighter. Tighter binding in this case means a more infectious virus.
Video: NMMC selects expert to discuss coronavirus vaccine in virtual meeting
10 Dec 2020 at 8:01pm
Glenn Wortmann, infectious disease expert, speaks to locals about the coronavirus vaccine process.
Video: Remembering Molly Lee: Admirals doing it ?All For Molly?
8 Dec 2020 at 8:19pm
Gulfport Junior Molly Lee passed away in a car accident, but through tragedy is the human spirit always find its way through to the other side. Over time, text messages turn into laughs, recalling the inside jokes, the memories, and mental images of happier times.
By all accounts, Molly is defined by her sweet and goofy personality, her contagious laugh, and her infectious smile.
She was also a Gulfport High School cheerleader and golfer as well as a middle school soccer player.
Watch the video above to hear from her teammates and closest friends who are all doing it all for Molly.
Video: Covid Update With Infectious Disease Expert
26 Nov 2020 at 8:12pm
WAAY 31 Dan Schaffer spoke with Dr. Ali Hassoun about the coronavirus vaccine.
Video: COVID-19 Herd Immunity
23 Nov 2020 at 8:00pm
We have seen herd immunity for many other diseases but health officials and scientists have said they aren't sure if we will see it with COVID-19.
Video: State of Mississippi releases plans for COVID-19 vaccine distribution
23 Nov 2020 at 3:01pm
Mississippi has released its COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan.
A distribution timeline for vaccines is still being developed, but State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs expects the first doses in Mississippi as early as December.
With limited vaccine supplies to start, Mississippi's draft plan calls for about more than 156,000 paid and unpaid workers in healthcare settings with potentially infectious patients to be vaccinated first.
Vaccinations would follow for first responders, food packaging and distribution workers, public school employees and students, and those at increased risk for grave illness due to age or underlying medical conditions including nursing home residents.
Vaccination sites would at first be limited to hospitals and satellite facilities.
Both the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines require two doses administered several weeks apart.
State health officials have asked that Congress provide $8.4 billion for the massive nationwide effort.