Welcome to the Center of Infectious Disease Control

Our founding physician, Dr. David Smith, is a foremost infectious disease specialist and authority on the prevention, diagnosis, control and treatment of infectious diseases such as  staphylococcal illnesses, aides, lyme disease, influenza (flu), swine influenza, hepatitis, mononucleosis and other emerging infectious diseases.

The Center provides specialized infectious disease preventative care and vaccinations for individuals, groups and international travelers in order to help prevent disease infections known in destination locations.

Located next to River Oaks Hospital off of Lakeland Drive in Ridgeland, the center provides specialized infectious disease diagnosis, treatment and care for infectious diseases on site.  Every patient receives personal consultations and direct access to an infectious disease specialist.

In addition to treatment and care, the CIDE consults with hospitals, health care facilities and institutions regarding control procedures for infectious agents, policies and operations regarding infectious disease prevention, treatment and infectious disease control.

For more information regarding the Center, our services or to set up a consultation, please contact our center directly during business hours.

If you are a new or existing patient, please visit our patient page for instructions regarding what to bring with you and to download forms so that you can maximize the quality and time of your visit.

ID News

CVS PHARMACIES DISCONTINUING TOBACCO SALES

A. huge shout out to CVS for discontinuing the indefensible and hypocritical practice of vending cigarettes in a health care institution--a pharmacy. Tobacco use has continued to drop like  a stone -now about 18% nationwide--but still above 20% in Missi ... Read More

On Line Breast Milk Controversy

A recent article in the Journal of Pediatrics revealed to many of us that there is a large traffic in human breast Milk on the Internet.The authors of the above article describe reviewing almost 13,000 posts either for selling or buying of human milk.Ther ... Read More

INFECTIOUS DISEASE UPDATES AUGUST 2013

1.Obesity as a risk factor for Clostridium difficile infection.-CID-August 15,2013. Israeli Study 6300 patients were hspitalized in this study178 with Clostrdium difficile infection.The only factors that were significant--a. previous intra-abdominal surge ... Read More

WEST NILE VIRUS 2012 –CDC SUMMARY 6/28/2913

For 2012 CDC received 5,780 reports of Arboviral Infections.WEST NILE accounted for 98% of the reported cases.This is the highest number of WEST NILE cases since 2003.About 1/2 of these cases are neuroinvasive. 92% occurred between July and September. Med ... Read More

DIETS -TIRED OF THOSE THAT DO NOT WORK

There are thousands of diets out there. Any diet works for a short period of time if one takes in less calories than one expends. The secret is in having a diet that is easy to get on and stay on lifetime.Exciting new discoveries in England have now ... Read More

Executive’s Daughter gets 41 million dollar award for Travel Related Illness

The New York Post published a story of a  jury award to a family of 41 million dollars for a child who acquired a form of encephalitis while on a school trip to the Far East.This illustrates the liability that organizations occur when they take gro ... Read More

THE END OF POST-OPERATIVE INFECTIONS IN CLASS 1(CLEAN) SURGERY

One of the most exciting developments in recent years is our progress in eliminating post oeprative surgical wound infections . We know have data for over 2 years working with our Neurosurgical Group. The operative patients had many of the predisposing f ... Read More

INFLUENZA MISSISSIPPI DECEMBER 4,2012

Influenza activity appears  big time in our state. The CDC Flu View for the week ending November 24,2012-categorizes Mississippi's flu activity as widespread.Only 3 other states --South Carolina, New York and Alaska join us in this categorization.The c ... Read More

LITERATURE REVIEW-

1.TATTOO INK RELATED INFECTIONS.-NEJM aug 22, 2012 Reports an outbreak of contamination of gray inks used in tattooing.The ink was contaminated during manufacture.The organism was Mycobacterium chelonae.Points out the danger of tattooing even in parlors w ... Read More

WEST NILE MISSISSIPPI 9/1/2012 AND HANTA VIRUS YOSEMITE

The total West Nile Cases in our state have exceeded 100 now at about 110 reported. Texas is the leader with about 700 cases .Accounting for the differences in population the attack rates are similar in the 2 states.Rankin and Hinds counties constitute th ... Read More

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