New cases of West Nile reported in Capital City area

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Posted: Nov 5, 2012 9:29 PM by Trey Schmaltz
Source: Associated Press reports

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BATON ROUGE- The Capital City and Livingston Parish were among the areas where two new neuroinvasive cases of West Nile have been found. Monday, Louisiana's health department confirms six new cases - two dangerous infections of the nervous system and four cases of flu-like West Nile fever.

The neuroinvasive is the dangerous strain.

Also, two people in East Baton Rouge are infected with West Nile fever. Others are ill in West Baton Rouge and Calcasieu parishes.

There have been 344 West Nile cases and 13 deaths reported so far this year.

Health and Hospitals Secretary Bruce Greenstein said Monday that although reported diagnoses are beginning to decline week by week, people still need to protect themselves and their homes from mosquitoes.

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