DHH confirms 19 new cases of West Nile Virus
Baton Rouge-The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has confirmed 19 additional human cases of West Nile Virus, bringing this year's total to 33, which includes 13 new cases of the potentially deadly neuroinvasive disease (NID).
The new NID cases were reported in Caddo, Concordia, East Baton Rouge, Jefferson, Lafourche, Livingston, Orleans, Ouachita, Rapides and St. Tammany parishes.
There were also new West Nile Fever (WNF) cases in Calcasieu, East Baton Rouge and St. Tammany parishes and new asymptomatic cases in Concordia, Rapides and Terrebonne parishes.
This year, St. Tammany Parish has reported the most West Nile Virus infections with four NID cases, and one case each of WNF and asymptomatic.
Meanwhile...East Baton Rouge Parish has reported three NID and two WNF cases.