Posted: Sep 13, 2013 2:23 PM by Brian Waldrep
Baton Rouge- The state Department of Health and Hospitals has confirmed three new West Nile virus cases this week, bringing this year's total number of cases to 34.
The new cases include two cases of neuroinvasive disease, one from Livingston Parish and one from Rapides Parish.
There was also one case of West Nile fever from St. Martin Parish.
Last year, Louisiana reported 160 cases of West Nile virus neuroinvasive disease in the state, which is down from 2002's high of 204 cases.
Humans get West Nile when they are bitten by mosquitoes infected with the virus.