Infectious Diseases News
Video: Local Health Officials: Dispose of Food Left in Floodwater
22 Jun 2018 at 4:33pm
They are also warning against playing in the dirty water.
Video: Consumer Reports: Tick protection and prevention
19 Jun 2018 at 2:39pm
While not all ticks carry the same diseases, at least one variety of disease-transmitting tick can be found in every state. Lyme disease is the most common. The CDC estimates that about 300,000 Americans develop Lyme each year, and we could see even more this year.
Video: Medical Breakthroughs - preventing chlamydia
6 Jun 2018 at 8:19pm
Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases and although it adversely impacts men, it can be treacherous for infected women trying to get pregnant, possibly causing infertility and danger to infants.
Video: On Your Side - Tick protection
3 Jun 2018 at 8:29pm
Tick-borne diseases are on the rise, and according to a new report they're part of a growing public health problem leading to potentially serious illnesses.
Video: Mosquito borne diseases on the rise
3 Jun 2018 at 3:35pm
Local health experts are saying that there's a national increase in mosquito borne illnesses.
Video: Medical Breakthroughs: Finding a vaccine for the Zika virus
30 May 2018 at 8:18pm
Researchers are now testing a vaccine that will protect people against one of those mosquito-borne diseases: the zika virus.
Video: Spring to be the worst for gnats in 22 years
22 May 2018 at 3:18pm
Although the insects don't carry diseases, their bites can be irritating.
Video: Health Beat: NPH: Reversing brain disorder
15 May 2018 at 2:19pm
Imagine you or a loved one is walking normally, then slowly you start to shuffle. You lose bladder control and, possibly most frightening, your memory starts to fade. These are all symptoms that point toward Parkinson's or Alzheimer's. There is one little known condition that mimics these diseases, but NPH patients can get better.
Video: Bug diseases
3 May 2018 at 3:02pm
Amber Worthy looks at the problem of tick borne diseases in our area.
Video: The Healthy WAAY: Undiagnosed Disease Network
3 May 2018 at 9:48am
Congress has funded the Undiagnosed Disease Network, where researchers look through a patient's medical records and genome to help those suffering from unknown diseases
Video: Diseases From Tick, Mosquito Bites Triples In Recent Years
2 May 2018 at 4:49pm
Insects collected in Butte County are coming back positive for dozens of diseases including Lyme Disease.
Video: Assistant principal shares past alcohol addiction
27 Apr 2018 at 3:33pm
According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence drinking causes 88,000 deaths a year. April is Alcohol Awareness Month and News 25?s Gina Tomlinson spoke to an assistant principal in Ocean Springs who has an inspiring story for anyone looking to overcome addiction.
Bars and casinos are some of the top attractions on the Coast, making alcohol not too hard to find. ?It?s a social norm now, especially on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.?
Jon Wilson is the assistant principal at Upper Elementary School in Ocean Springs, Wilson knows what it?s like to work to the top but also what it?s like to hit rock bottom. ?I was real close to losing my family and my children to alcohol.?
In 2005, Wilson lost his wife to breast cancer and his house to Hurricane Katrina. After that, he found comfort in drinking. ?Alcohol became a bigger and bigger player in my life and before you know it, it had become an everyday player.?
In 2013, Wilson went to jail after being charged with public intoxication. The situation made him realize he needed help. Later that year, he joined Celebrate Recovery Program at Mosaic Church. For the past five years, Wilson has been sober. ?It has been a big change in my life, turning your life over to the higher power, Jesus Christ.?
Experts say there?s a fine line in having fun and having a drink and need a drink to have fun. Celebrate Recovery Program Leader Greg Bufkin said, ?An alcoholic is going to drink at work or they?re going to drink throughout the week. They?re not going to be able to put down the alcohol and walk away from it.?
Excessive alcohol use can lead to numerous health issues, chronic diseases, brain impairments, and social problems. ?Getting treatment is absolutely paramount.?
?I am just a broken man and if I can do it anyone can.?
Celebrate Recovery at Mosaic Church in Ocean Springs is one of the many ways to get help with addiction. For more information about treating alcoholism call 1-877-969-3174.
Video: Preventing Diseases Spread By Mosquitoes
25 Apr 2018 at 6:32am
Higher temperatures contribute to higher mosquito activity. Watch to learn how you can help prevent the spread of these insects and the diseases they carry.
Video: Dr. Thomas Jones; The Jones Center
12 Apr 2018 at 8:19am
Ty Wilson interviews Dr. Thomas Jones, who also an Endocrinologist. Endocrinologist specialize in diseases such as Diabetes, Thyroid Disorder and more. Dr. Jones will also be at 41 NBC's Health Expo this Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm. If you would like to contact Dr. Jones feel free to call The Jones Center at (478) 746-8646
Video: 'Tranquil Terminus': Mobile infectious disease-fighting drill arrives ...
11 Apr 2018 at 6:17pm
A Boeing 747 landed at Spokane International Airport on Wednesday, as part of a practice drill for combating infectious diseases. KXLY4's Caroline Rourke reports.