Posted 5:06 AM 9/23/2014 by Hunter Robinson
LONDON, England - The World Health Organization is warning that without an accelerated effort to contain the outbreak, the number of Ebola cases could explode in coming weeks. West Africa has an estimated 5,800 illnesses, but WHO says that number could balloon to 21,000 in six (More)
Posted 8:05 AM 9/22/2014 by Hunter Robinson
THIBODAUX - Officials in Lafourche Parish are asking residents to report dead birds.
The request is tied to concerns about West Nile virus, which can be carried by birds. Authorities say residents should exercise caution around dead birds and report them to the parish mosquito (More)
Posted 4:11 PM 9/19/2014 by Caroline McDougall
BATON ROUGE - State health officials reports one new West Nile virus death out of 11 news cases in the state. Officials say the new cases bring this year's total to 103 cases.
According to the report the death in DHH Region 3 which encompasses St. Mary, St. James, St. John, St. Charles (More)
Posted 4:12 PM 9/18/2014 by Caroline McDougall
BATON ROUGE - Dr. Mindy Calandro, a pediatrician in the Baton Rouge area, answered questions on News 2 at 4 Thursday concerning enterovirus D68.
Enterovirus D68 has recently become a cause for concern as it has spread to hundreds of children across the country. Health officials confirmed (More)
Posted 1:01 PM 9/16/2014 by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar
WASHINGTON - Nonpartisan congressional investigators say the HealthCare.gov website has significant security weaknesses that could put Americans' personal information at risk. The Government Accountability Office said Tuesday that the Obama administration must resolve more than 20 (More)