Sunday, August 31 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-08-31 19:28:29 GMT
Disturbing pictures of an injured kindergartner from Pascagoula have made a mother's call for action go viral online.More >>
Disturbing pictures of an injured kindergartner from Pascagoula have made a mother's call for action go viral online. Friends and family of a Pascagoula kindergarten student have created a Facebook page and GoFundMe.com account claiming the girl was attacked on the playground this week by another student.More >>
Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:01 AM EDT2014-09-02 06:01:23 GMT
The Mississippi Highway Patrol has issued an Amber Alert for 17-year-old Katelyn Beard. She was abducted Saturday morning from between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. from 4244 Lynda Street in Jackson. BeardMore >>
Dewayne Thompson, wanted in the wounding and kidnapping of 17-year-old Katelyn Beard, has been captured by Jackson Police. He was taken into custody around 5:45 in west Jackson near where Beard's vehicle was found earlier today.
Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:53 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:53:02 GMT
A cross was burned in the yard of a Smith County man after what his family is referring to as a vicious hate crime occurred. Family members say that Craig Wilson was beaten with brass knuckles and shotMore >>
A burning cross, a Smith county man beaten and shot by a family member, and in critical condition. We are told this is much more than a family feud, and outraged family members are calling it a "hate crime."
If you have a cough, fever, sore throat, body aches, chills or fatigue you may have the flu, which is on the rise in Toledo, and around the state.
The flu is on the rise. According to the Ohio Department of Health, there have been 338 people hospitalized with the flu.
Local doctors say the increase is primarily with people in their 40s and 50s.
"We are beginning to see some more reported flu cases. We are seeing a lot of people with respiratory complaints and flu-like illnesses, but they have not all been documented as the flu, and they may not all be, but we are beginning to see a slight increase in what is compatibly with the flu," explained David Grossman, with the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department.
Even though the flu is on the rise, there are things you can do to lower the risk of getting it.
"The flu vaccine is important. Granted it is not 100 percent protection, but it is some of the best that we have. Number two is good hygiene, washing your hands, doing all the cleaning that we talk about. Avoiding people that are sick, in areas, you know, maybe someone who's ill, you don't want to put yourself near them because that's how the flu spreads, usually the flu is spread from person to person," said Grossman.
According to the Ohio Department of Health, while vaccines provide the greatest protection against the flu, other effective measures include:
-Washing hands frequently or using alcohol-based hand sanitizer -Covering coughs and sneezes with tissues or coughing or sneezing into elbows -Avoiding touching eyes, nose and mouth -Staying home when sick and until fever-free for 24 hours without using fever-reducing medication
Although most people fully recover from the flu, a small portion do experience severe illness, such as pneumonia and respiratory failure, and sometimes the flu can be fatal.