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Monday, August 23, 2021
On Friday, Children’s of Mississippi had a record number of children with confirmed or suspected cases of MIS-C – six, up from zero a month before. Experts are concerned the Delta surge among children will result in a spike in cases of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children in the next several weeks. Read More
Mississippians are going to their local feed stores to purchase a drug intended to treat parasites in cows and horses – and they think it’s going to treat or prevent COVID-19. Medical Center experts say those people are misguided by what they read on social media, and that taking Ivermectin can lead to serious side effects and even death. It’s not a drug approved by the FDA for treatment of the virus. Read More
COVID-19 patients have been receiving care inside a 32-bed Samaritan’s Purse field hospital since Wednesday. The second field hospital to open in less than a week at UMMC, it joins a 20-bed federal field hospital opened Friday for low-acuity COVID-19 patients. The two field hospitals, housed in parking garages, are a resource for UMMC and the state’s other hospitals during the surge of COVID-19’s Delta variant.
Published on Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Children’s of Mississippi is seeing increasing numbers of otherwise healthy children who are seriously ill with COVID-19, but other cases at the state’s only children’s hospital, anything from routine illnesses and injuries to rare conditions, aren’t decreasing.
Published on Monday, August 16, 2021
UMMC researchers have been studying COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic. With the Delta variant dominant in Mississippi, scientists are continuing their work and starting new projects.
People from across Mississippi are descending on UMMC’s Adult Emergency Department in desperate need of the higher level of care offered by the state’s sole academic medical center. But when all beds are full and exhausted front-line staff are overwhelmed by the record number of COVID-19 patients coming in the door, its disaster mode.
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