2 new West Nile cases in Louisiana
NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana's health department says two new cases of West Nile virus infections were reported in the state this week.
One case was in Caddo Parish; the other, in East Baton Rouge Parish.
West Nile can involve a serious and potentially fatal infection of the brain and spinal cord. However, the two cases reported this week involved the less serious West Nile fever, which causes flu-like symptoms.
So far there have been 130 cases of West Nile infections reported in the state this year. Six of those have been fatal.
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