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  • Wet Weather Increases Mosquitoes and West Nile Risk

    September 3, 2012 10:23 PM

    A warning everyone in Acadiana needs to know about: Mosquito populations are on the rise and the risk of West Nile could increase. Wet weather from Hurricane Isaac is to blame. As we see more mosquitoes, there's also a growing concern over West Nile Virus. It's already been a... more »
  • Virus strikes cruise ship out of New Orleans

    February 6, 2012 9:36 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A stomach virus outbreak delayed the departure of the cruise ship "Voyager of the Seas" from New Orleans in one of three outbreaks of illness aboard U.S.-based cruise ships reported over the weekend. The 15-deck, 3,100-passenger Royal Caribbean Cruises ship was delayed in leaving Saturday for... more »
  • Three New Confirmed Cases of West Nile Virus

    August 12, 2010 6:49 PM

    Louisiana on Pace to Having a Record Low Year BATON ROUGE -The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has confirmed three new human cases of West Nile Virus, bringing this year's total to nine. The three new cases come from East Baton Rouge and Ascension parishes. These cases are... more »
  • This Year's First Case of West Nile Virus in a Human

    July 15, 2010 6:22 PM

    The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has reported the state's first case of West Nile virus in a human in 2010. The case was confirmed July 14 in East Baton Rouge Parish. Health officials characterize West Nile infections three ways: neuroinvasive, West Nile fever and asymptomatic. A neuroinvasive illness... more »
  • Virus Killed 3 and Made 40 Ill at State Mental Hospital

    May 10, 2010 4:49 PM

    PINEVILLE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's state health secretary says it was a virus that made 40 people ill at a state mental hospital, and investigators are still working to find out why three of them died. Doctors first thought that food poisoning had sickened patients and staffers at Central Louisiana... more »
  • Fight or Flight: new movie filmed in Lafayette

    November 25, 2009 11:58 AM

    Acadiana Film Industry Continues Expanding with Marquis Productions' "Fight or Flight" The feature film "Fight or Flight," a co-production of Los Angeles based Remember Dreaming, LLC, Freefall Films, Inc and MKM, LLC is set to begin filming in Lafayette, LA on Dec 2, 2009. Producers for the picture... more »
  • H1N1 vaccine offered to Vermilion schools after holiday break

    November 13, 2009 10:10 AM

    Vermilion Parish School System Begins H1N1 Flu Vaccinations After Thanksgiving Break: (Abbeville, LA) Randy Schexnayder, Superintendent of Schools for Vermilion Parish announced that H1N1 vaccinations for students will begin when students return from Thanksgiving vacation. "Everyone needs annual flu protection because the influenza virus changes from year to year"... more »

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