CONSIDER THIS: Public Health Laboratory - - Jackson, MS

CONSIDER THIS: Public Health Laboratory

Source: WLBT Source: WLBT

Construction started in 2010 and it’s finally complete and Mississippi now has a state of the art public health laboratory. It is a significant advancement for healthcare and research. In fact, doctors can test for highly infectious diseases like Ebola or address public health threats like Zika.

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The reason we have this facility is because of the vision from Dr. Ed Thompson, the former State Health Officer. If not for his passion to push this initiative, we would most likely still be addressing health issues in a facility built in 1959 with limited resources to deal with today’s challenging diseases.

With all of the negativity surrounding our state, it is nice to share some positive news about something as important as the health safety of Mississippians.

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