There's been a sixth case of monkeypox in the public health district which includes Attala County. As it's done with previous cases, the State Health Department isn't specifying which of the nine counties in the district is reporting the latest case. Statewide, there've now... Read More.
A fifth case of monkeypox in the public health district which includes Attala County. The State Health Department isn’t saying which of the nine counties in the district is reporting that case. Statewide, there’ve been 79 cases of monkeypox.
The State Health Department is now reporting a total of 71 cases of monkeypox in Mississippi, including a fourth case in Public Health District 3-- made up of Attala and eight other counties. The Health Department doesn't identify the specific counties where the cases... Read More.
Mississippi is now reporting 65 cases of monkeypox. The State Health Department says over half of those are in and around the Jackson area, mostly among men between the ages of 18 and 34. The public health districts which include Attala, Leake and Neshoba... Read More.
While the number of monkeypox cases in Mississippi continues to grow, there haven't been any additional cases in this part of the state. The Health Department says the statewide total is now 52. Most of those are in and around the Jackson area. The... Read More.
As the number of Mississippians infected with monkeypox climbs to 44, the State Health Department is reporting that the vast majority of cases involve young Black men, many of them living in and around the Jackson area. In only seven per cent of the... Read More.
Only four of Mississippi’s 40 cases of monkeypox have been reported in the public health districts which include Attala, Leake and Neshoba counties. The State Health Department says there’ve been three cases in District 3 which has nine counties including Attala. And there’s been... Read More.
The CDC is reporting a total of 32 cases of monkeypox in Mississippi now. That ties us with Arkansas. But the rest of our neighboring states have had a lot more cases. Alabama's total is 60, in Tennessee it's 176 and in Louisiana, 183. ... Read More.
Five additional monkeypox cases in Mississippi bring the state's total to 16.When the State Health Department announced last week that monkeypox vaccine is being offered to high-risk individuals at nine county health clinics, some people may have assumed that Mississippians who've tested positive live... Read More.
Mississippians at risk of getting monkeypox are being offered vaccinations at county health departments. The state has now recorded 11 monkeypox cases and health officials expect that number to continue climbing. Initially, the vaccine was offered only to those in close contact with infected... Read More.
Mississippi’s first monkeypox case is a person who became infected while traveling. State Epidemiologist Dr. Paul Byers says the individual "acquired the infection outside of Mississippi." Even though COVID and West Nile virus cases are identified by county, the monkeypox case isn't. One reason:... Read More.
From the State Health Department: Monday, the Mississippi State Department of Health reported its first case of Monkeypox in a Mississippi resident. The specimen was tested at the Mississippi State Department of Health Public Health Laboratory. An investigation to identify persons who may have... Read More.