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Joyce Pearson, Director,
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(601) 368-3228

Valarie Jackson,
Hospital Preparedness
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(601) 368-3219

Candy Brown,
Hospital Preparedness
(601) 368-3372

Now is the time to prepare, as it is possible that individuals infected with Ebola virus in West Africa may travel to the U.S., develop signs or symptoms of Ebola, and seek medical care from EMS personnel. 
Click links below to view:
EV-D68 web page.  It now includes answers to common questions about risk, transmission, treatment, and what CDC is doing; a map of states with CDC lab-confirmed EV-d68 cases (we will update this daily while interest remains high); and an infographic depicting good hygiene steps to follow to help protect children from illness.  See Key Points - Enterovirus D68 in the United States, 2014


State Director of Health Protection
Speaks to Lamar County 
Emergency Coalition

Jim Craig, Director of Health Protection for the
Mississippi State Department of Health, visited the
Lamar County Emergency Coalition....more

Winston: An Emergency
Preparedness Success Story

Winston Medical Center took a direct hit from an
EF4 tornado that demolished over 300....more

Gov. Chris Christie Offers Gratitude
New Jersey governor salutes first responders who
helped after storm Sandy....more

OCH Nurses Act as the Calm  
in the Midst of the Storm
When the tornado touched down in Louisville, many
of the nurses and other staff at OCH Regional
Medical Center...more


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