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.
The field hospital at UMMC began treating COVID-19 patients with monoclonal antibodies on August 17. This therapy gives the immune system an added boost as the body fights off infection. A UMMC immunologist explains the science behind the treatment.
Mississippians are going to their local feed stores to purchase a drug intended to treat heartworms 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.
For Mississippians coping with not just HIV, but kidney failure, getting an organ transplant has meant going out of state for surgery and continued care. The arrival of the Medical Center’s first-ever transplant infectious diseases team means these immunocompromised patients can get specialized care close to home that they must have to manage their infections both before and after transplant.
The largest study of cardiovascular health and disease in African Americans started its fourth full health exam last month. Initially delayed by COVID-19, the entire JHS team -- scientific staff and participants -- is excited to be back in the clinic.
Several interesting events are scheduled for the upcoming week at the Medical Center.
Medical Center leadership is proud to acknowledge those employees who will celebrate service anniversaries during the week of Aug. 2-8.