Infectious Diseases News
Video: Talk With Your Doctor - TWYD20170925
25 Sep 2017 at 4:29pm
Video: Pets fleeing Harvey could be carrying diseases
5 Sep 2017 at 7:06pm
Pets fleeing Harvey could be carrying diseases
Video: Business of Week 09-03-2017
3 Sep 2017 at 7:29am
This week's Business of Week is Medical Nutrition Counseling Center. They help patients manage multiple conditions, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancers, obesity, chronic kidney diseases and more. Dr. Rao Iva-turi is the director of the nutrition center for disease and weight management. He is a board certified nutrition specialist with over 30 years in nutrition-related education and counseling.
Video: Homeless man assaults woman
1 Sep 2017 at 10:02am
A homeless man is behind bars after a business woman claims he assaulted her. A woman claims 49-year-old Richard Bruce Carver made racial and sexual comments towards her outside of a business in Waveland.
The woman says the suspect spit in her face and cursed at her when she asked him to leave the property. Afterward the suspect stole several items from a nearby business. Officers discovered Carver has multiple communicable diseases. He was charged with simple assault and knowingly exposing the victim.
He is being held at the Hancock County Justice Facility on a $7,000 bond.
Video: Extraordinary People: Professor spreads awareness
23 Aug 2017 at 2:54pm
There are many diseases that leave patients and their caregivers feeling helpless. The autoimmune disease called scleroderma is one of them.
Video: Healthcast : Cholesterol Lowering Drugs & Infectious Disease
22 Aug 2017 at 9:34am
Healthcast : Cholesterol Lowering Drugs & Infectious Diseases
Video: Central Baby Contracts Life-Threatening Diseases Post Flood
18 Aug 2017 at 8:28pm
Central Baby Contracts Life-Threatening Diseases Post Flood
Video: Sunrise Guest 8/9/2017 - Vascular Diseases
9 Aug 2017 at 4:30am
Dr. Joey Stenson, M.D., joins the Sunrise crew to talk about treatments for vascular diseases.
Video: National Immunization Awareness Month
2 Aug 2017 at 7:08pm
August is National Immunization Awareness Month which is an annual observance held to highlight the importance of vaccination for people of all ages.
Vaccines have reduced and in some cases eliminated many diseases that once killed or harmed infants, children and adults.
With the school year rapidly approaching and flu season around the corner, August is an opportune time to update needed immunizations. By staying up-to-date on recommended vaccines, individuals can protect themselves, their families and friends from serious life-threatening infections. Nurse Practitioner Amy Pontius said, ?The more people that you can get vaccinated and don?t continue to contract or pass on a disease or an illness, the better off the whole community is. We can get into what?s called a herd immunization where everyone around is basically immune to these diseases.?
Each week of NIAM focuses on a different age group and the vaccines required or recommended for that group. This week stresses vaccine recommendations for infants and young children.
Video: Mosquito Control steps up in Harrison County
1 Aug 2017 at 3:45pm
The first West Nile Virus death of the year in our state is now on record causing concern especially after mosquitoes in one area of Harrison County recently tested positive for the virus.
News 25?s Gina Tomlinson shows us what local professionals are doing to decrease the dangers associated with mosquitoes here on the Coast.
Size doesn?t matter when it comes to one of the biggest killers in the world: mosquito bites result in more than one million deaths a year. Harrison County Mosquito Control Director Gene Fayard said, ?Anywhere from West Nile, Zika, encephalitis, chikungunya, different diseases that they host.?
A Mississippi resident died from the West Nile Virus Monday, marking the first Mississippian to die from the mosquito borne illness in 2017. So far, the Mississippi Department of Health has confirmed 19 cases of the virus and just last month Harrison County Mosquito Control trapped an insect that tested positive for West Nile Virus in D?Iberville. ?Every county in Mississippi has positive mosquitoes. The human cases are rare right now still, but it?s that time of the year,? said Fayard.
Summer is the time of year when the Harrison County Mosquito Control drives up their efforts of trying to keep the mosquito population down on the Coast, part of their work is spraying designated areas with pesticide. ?When you see the truck coming, if you could, go inside. When you hear the truck coming go inside because if we see people outside we?re going to turn it off,? said Fayard.
Crews also find out where mosquitoes are multiplying. Mosquito control has various traps set up throughout the county. Once mosquitos are collected, the crew sends them to Jackson to be tested for diseases. ?The mosquito is really the deadliest animal in the world because of malaria. It?s killed more people than any other animal combined,? said Fayard.
To better protect yourself against mosquitos, professionals suggest wearing light colored clothing, staying covered up and if you are going to show some skin don?t go anywhere without bug spray. Mosquito repellent should be at least 25 percent deet.
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