Thursday, December 19 2013 3:49 PM EST2013-12-19 20:49:11 GMT
An 8-year-old boy whose throat was slashed is now in stable condition at USA Medical Center in Mobile.More >>
An 8-year-old boy whose throat was slashed is now in stable condition at USA Medical Center in Mobile. Hancock County Sheriff Ricky Adam released that information Thursday morning along with more details of the bizarre kidnapping and attack on two children Wednesday.More >>
Wednesday, December 18 2013 7:35 PM EST2013-12-19 00:35:25 GMT
An anonymous phone call to the Marion County Sheriff's Office brought investigators to 98 Arthur B Johnson Lane in south Marion County just before 11 am Tuesday. Marion County Sheriff Berkley HallMore >>
An anonymous phone call to the Marion County Sheriff's Office brought investigators to 98 Arthur B Johnson Lane in south Marion County just before 11 a.m. Tuesday.
Wednesday, December 18 2013 7:39 PM EST2013-12-19 00:39:55 GMT
If you've been to Hattiesburg, then you know about Leatha's Bar-B-Que Inn. "Being from California, I keep hearing about this business in the south of this really like a phenomenon of this barbeque joint,"More >>
ABC television host Dan Vega visits Hattiesburg to do an episode on Leatha's Bar-B-Que Inn. More >>
Infections from a group of bacteria called CRE are rising dramatically at hospitals across the nation.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says CRE bacteria have become increasingly resistant to antibiotics over the past decade, leaving infected patients no good treatment options.
So far, 42 states have reported CRE infections. Arizona health officials are still working to identify the types of CRE locally.
"We know that these infections are very lethal," said Dr. Arjun Srinivasan of the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. "Among the patients who get serious infections with the CRE bacteria, they get them in their bloodstream for example, roughly half of those patients may die."
The CDC says during the first half of last year, almost 200 healthcare facilities treated at least one infected patient. The people who are most at risk are patients in intensive care or those receiving chemotherapy or organ transplants.
CRE infections are still relatively uncommon. But the CDC says hospitals need to act now to prevent the problem from getting bigger.
"It's careful attention to washing your hands, using alcohol-based hand sanitizer, wearing gowns and gloves when you are caring for these patients, cleaning equipment carefully," Srinivasan said.
Health experts say identifying which patients have the bacteria and making sure healthcare workers don't inadvertently spread it from patient to patient are two key steps to take.
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A Hattiesburg relief organization opened a new headquarters Thursday. The R3SM relief organization opened a new headquarters in downtown Hattiesburg after having a busy year helping those affected by the February 10 tornado.More >>
Thursday, December 19 2013 7:28 PM EST2013-12-20 00:28:53 GMT
From September to December there has been at least four fatal accidents involving students who attend a high school in the Pine Belt. In September, 17-year-old Presbyterian Christian School student RyanMore >>
From September to December there has been at least four fatal car accidents involving students who attend a high school in the Pine Belt. More >>
Thursday, December 19 2013 6:58 PM EST2013-12-19 23:58:39 GMT
It's not known if the lyrics to Jay-Z's "Picasso Baby" popped into Southern Miss head coach Todd Monken's head when he landed Oak Grove defensive back Picasso Nelson Jr., but it's safe to say he's "livin'More >>
It's not known if the lyrics to Jay-Z's "Picasso Baby" popped into Southern Miss head coach Todd Monken's head when he landed Oak Grove defensive back Picasso Nelson Jr., but it's safe to say he's "livin' life colossal" right now. More >>
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