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Jackson Mayor, Health Department Clash Over Drinking Water Safety

Capital-city residents could be dealing with rolling precautionary boil-water notices for up to another year, as the winterization process at the O.B. Curtis Water Treatment Plant continues. But Jackson’s mayor and an expert consultant from Cornerstone Engineering remain adamant that the water remains entirely safe to drink.

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Mississippi Reports First Monkeypox Case Amid Worldwide Virus Outbreak

The Mississippi State Department of Health confirmed the state’s first case of Monkeypox today following a worldwide viral outbreak that began in May. “Symptoms may start out as a fever, swollen lymph nodes, headache, and muscles aches, followed by a rash that starts out as flat and then advances to pimples, or blisters and ulcers on the face, body and private parts (sexual organs),” MSDH says.

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The Great COVID-19 Undercounting: Likely More Transmission Than Reported

Mississippi and the rest of the United States may be in a great COVID-19 undercounting stage, with a surge in transmission that may be late to appear in the official case counts. The consequence may be a growing surge that appears to be persisting in spite of data comparing it to the least infectious days of the pandemic.

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