Infectious Diseases News
Video: People with respiratory diseases need to be extra careful during advisory
12 Nov 2019 at 6:37am
People with respiratory diseases need to be extra careful during advisory
Video: Juvenile spotted seatrout released into coastal waters
30 Oct 2019 at 3:35pm
Over 60,000 seatrout found a new home in coastal waters today as part of a scheduled release.
With the flip of a switch, thousands of fish now have a new home on the Coast. The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources and Southern Miss Gulf Coast Research Laboratory released 67,000 juvenile spotted seatrout into coastal waters in Ocean Springs.
After collecting data and letting seatrout get acclimated to the water, scientists turned on the pumps and let the seatrout flow into Davis Bayou.
Angelos Apeitos with USM?s School of Ocean Science and Engineering says USM raises schools of spotted seatrout at their marine aquaculture center until it is time to release. "We take a multidisciplinary approach to, you know, managing our program. We track genetics, we track diseases, we have a stock of seatrout that's able to spawn year round, so we can conduct our research at the time of the year that we don't need to be concerned with releasing fish into the wild."
Since the program?s start in 2004, 1.6 million seatrout have been released at locations in Ocean Springs and Bay St. Louis and have seen success adjusting to these waters. ?They start chasing prey items that they would naturally chase if they were born in the wild to begin with.?
With the seatrout population and Coast waters recovering from the Bonnet Carre Spillway opening, this regularly-scheduled release provided a boost to the local population. ?With technology like this and the tools we have at the Gulf Coast Research Lab, we?re able to kick production and help the fishery recover, help the natural process in other ways.?
Life Support System Specialist Andrew Gima says it is rewarding to see their hard work become a reality. ?Anytime you can see one of our products get released and out of our facility, it?s definitely a good feeling inside when you?ve raised something from very small to its release point.?
Video: Health Talk - Newborn Screen #3
26 Sep 2019 at 7:13pm
We find out in tonight's Health Talk with Baptist why doctors are required to screen for certain diseases and disorders in newborn infants.
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11 Sep 2019 at 2:03pm
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Video: Doctors Exploring Vaping-Related Lung Diseases
10 Sep 2019 at 3:16pm
Shosh Bedrosian spoke with a doctor who is trying to get to the bottom of vaping-related lung disease.
Video: Reminder: Make sure your kids' immunizations up to date ahead of new s...
28 Aug 2019 at 4:32am
Back-to-school season means a trip to the doctor's office for many families, and for elementary and middle school age kids, that means a round of vaccinations.