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  • 8 new West Nile cases last week in Louisiana

    September 2, 2013 4:04 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals reports eight new cases of West Nile virus, four of them dangerous infections of the brain or spinal cord. That brings the year's total so far to 21 cases, 10 of them neuroinvasive cases, which can cause brain damage,... more »
  • 2 new dangerous West Nile cases; 4 of fever

    November 6, 2012 4:09 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana's health department confirms six new West Nile cases - two dangerous infections of the nervous system and four cases of flu-like West Nile fever. Deaths remain at 13. The new neuroinvasive cases were in East Baton Rouge and Livingston parishes. The West Nile fever cases... more »
  • 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 »
  • West Nile: It Only Takes 1 Mosquito

    February 5, 2012 2:19 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Low numbers of mosquitoes won't protect you from West Nile virus, warns Louisiana's Office of Public Health. Although drought kept the mosquito population down last year in Calcasieu Parish, two residents came down with encephalitis or meningitis from the virus, according to a report in the... more »
  • One New Confirmed Cases of West Nile Virus

    November 5, 2010 12:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has confirmed one new human case of West Nile Virus, bringing this year's total to 32. The new case comes from Ascension Parish. This case is reported in DHH's weekly Louisiana Arbovirus Surveillance Summary which can be found in the... more »
  • 2 more West Nile cases in La.; year's total now 31

    October 28, 2010 3:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) Louisiana's Department of Health and Hospitals says two more dangerous West Nile virus cases bring the year's total of such cases to 17 and the total of all cases of the virus to 31. The new patients with illness threatening the brain or nervous system are... more »
  • Iberia Resident One of Two New West Nile Cases

    October 28, 2010 3:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has confirmed two new human cases of West Nile Virus, bringing this year's total to 31. The two new cases come from East Baton Rouge and Iberia parishes. These cases are reported in DHH's weekly Louisiana Arbovirus Surveillance Summary which... more »
  • 2 more West Nile cases in La.; year's total now 29

    October 15, 2010 6:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) Louisiana's Department of Health and Hospitals says two more West Nile virus cases in the Baton Rouge area bring the year's total to 29. It says an East Baton Rouge Parish resident has a dangerous illness threatening the brain or nervous system, and a West Baton... more »
  • Two More Human Cases of West Nile in Louisiana

    October 15, 2010 11:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has confirmed two new human cases of West Nile Virus, bringing this year's total to 29. The two new cases come from East Baton Rouge and West Baton Rouge parishes. These cases are reported in DHH's weekly Louisiana Arbovirus Surveillance... more »
  • West Nile Found in Vermilion & Iberia Parishes

    October 7, 2010 10:32 AM

    The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has confirmed two new human cases of West Nile Virus, bringing this year's total to 27. The two new cases come from Iberia and Vermilion parishes. These cases are reported in DHH's weekly Louisiana Arbovirus Surveillance Summary which can be found in the... more »
  • Human Case of West Nile in Iberia Parish

    September 24, 2010 6:23 PM

    There's a human case of west nile virus in Iberia Parish. It's one of two new cases in the state, which brings this year's total to 25. The other is in St. Tammany Parish. The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals characterize West Nile infections three ways: neuroinvasive, West Nile... more »
  • West Nile Virus Activity in Iberia Parish

    September 21, 2010 4:43 PM

    LSU School of Veterinary Medicine Diagnostic Labratory reported positive West Nile virus activity in Iberia Parish surveillance mosquito pools. No human cases have been reported in Iberia Parish, but health officials ask residents to be on alert and protect themselves against mosquito bites and mosquito borne diseases. The state department... more »
  • 2 parishes account for most of West Nile

    September 4, 2010 5:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) East Baton Rouge and Ascension parishes have accounted for nearly all the human cases of West Nile virus confirmed by Louisiana health officials this year. The state Department of Health and Hospitals said Friday that it had documented seven new cases this week, bringing the statewide... more »
  • New Cases of West Nile

    September 3, 2010 3:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE — The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has confirmed seven new human cases of West Nile Virus, bringing this year’s total to 19. The seven new cases come from East Baton Rouge and Ascension Parishes. Health officials characterize West Nile infections three ways: neuroinvasive, West Nile... more »
  • DHH Confirms 3 New West Nile Cases

    August 20, 2010 12:27 PM

    The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has confirmed three new human cases of West Nile Virus, bringing this year's total to 12. The three new cases come from East Baton Rouge Parish. Health officials characterize West Nile infections three ways: neuroinvasive, West Nile fever and asymptomatic. A neuroinvasive illness... 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 »
  • La: 2 new serious, 1 symptomless case of West Nile

    August 4, 2010 4:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) Louisiana's health department confirms three new cases of West Nile virus two serious infections that can damage the brain or spinal cord, and one without any symptoms. The Department of Health and Hospitals says that brings the year's total so far to three serious infections and... more »
  • La: 2 new serious, 1 symptomless case of West Nile

    August 4, 2010 4:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) Louisiana's health department confirms three new cases of West Nile virus two serious infections that can damage the brain or spinal cord, and one without any symptoms. The Department of Health and Hospitals says that brings the year's total so far to three serious infections and... more »
  • DHH confirms 1st 2010 case of West Nile in state

    July 15, 2010 8:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has reported the state's first case of West Nile virus in a human this year. The case was confirmed Wednesday in East Baton Rouge Parish. It was in an asymptomatic person someone who showed no signs of illness but... 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 »

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