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No Ebola Cases in Mississippi

No regional threats currently exist anywhere in Mississippi. There are no cases of Ebola Infection at Forrest General Hospital or known threats in the area. 

Preparing In Case Threat Evolves

Forrest General is following the protocols of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and encourages everyone to be educated on the symptoms and criteria of Ebola as listed below:

Fever of greater than 38.6 degrees Celsius or 101.5 degrees Fahrenheit, and additional symptoms such as severe headache, muscle pain, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, or unexplained hemorrhage AND travel to West Africa (Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone or other countries where EVD transmission has been reported by the World Health Organization) within 21 days (3 weeks) of symptom onset. 

Ebola only spreads when people are sick. A patient must have symptoms to spread the disease to others. After 21 days, if an exposed person does not develop symptoms, they will not become sick with Ebola. 

Recovery from Ebola depends on good supportive clinical care and the patientís immune response. For more information from the CDC click on the link below.