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  • Alexandria weighs swarm of West Nile virus cases

    October 1, 2012 7:30 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - A regional state public health official tells the Alexandria City Council that mosquito season and new West Nile virus cases are beginning to wind down. The Town Talk reports that the council asked Dr. David Holcombe whether it should boost mosquito control in light of Louisiana's... 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 »
  • 2 new cases in La. bring year's total to 27

    October 7, 2010 11:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) Louisiana's Department of Health and Hospitals says new West Nile cases in Iberia and Vermilion parishes bring this year's total to 27 12 in East Baton Rouge Parish and nine in Ascension. The weekly report says nobody has died, but both new cases are serious infections... more »
  • 3 new confirmed cases of West Nile virus

    August 20, 2010 5:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) Louisiana's health department says doctors have reported two new dangerous infections from the West Nile Virus in East Baton Rouge Parish over the past week. The Department of Health and Hospitals says a case of flulike West Nile fever was reported in Ascension Parish. The 12... 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 »
  • 3 new cases bring year's total to 9 in Louisiana

    August 12, 2010 6:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) State health officials say Louisiana could be on track for a record low number of dangerous cases of West Nile virus. The Department of Health and Hospitals said Thursday that one case of the flu-like West Nile fever was reported in the past week, along with... 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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