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  • Horse infected with lethal mosquito-transmitted virus in Iberville Parish

    July 25, 2017 1:13 PM

    IBERVILLE PARISH - The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry says an unvaccinated horse in Iberville Parish has been infected with a potentially deadly mosquito-transmitted disease. According to LDAF Commissioner Mike Strain, the horse tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis, a severe virus that can infect both pets and... more »
  • Louisiana college baseball players, coaches sickened by mystery illness

    May 5, 2017 11:27 AM

    MONTGOMERY - Authorities say dozens of athletes and coaches from across the South have been sickened at a college baseball tournament in Alabama, and the cause is a mystery. The Alabama Department of Public Health said those affected by the outbreak are from Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee. WSFA-TV... more »
  • LSU offers free mumps vaccines to students, faculty and staff Play Video

    March 20, 2017 5:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU Student Health Center will partner with the Louisiana Office of Public Health to provide the Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR) vaccine for all students, faculty and staff starting Wednesday. The vaccinations will be offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Mar. 22, and Thursday, Mar. 23... more »
  • Heat-related illnessness numbers on the rise

    June 30, 2016 10:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - About 10 days into summer and Baton Rouge EMS says it's seeing an increase in heat-related calls. With a high Thursday of 94 and a "feel like" temperature of 100, EMT Brad Harris says he's been busy. "People are out more, they're enjoying themselves and... more »
  • Tickets selling fast; Get your Dream Home ticket now!

    June 8, 2016 12:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Time is running out for chances to win the 2016 St. Jude Dream Home . Tickets are $100. The house is valued at $525,000. Tickets purchased by Friday were also entered to win a new car from any All Star lot valued at $50,000. The... more »
  • Louisiana's flu season expected to spike in coming weeks

    February 29, 2016 8:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana has seen a mild start to this flu season, but doctors and national experts say that may be about to change. The latest data available from the state Department of Health and Hospitals show a small number of cases, with only about 7 percent of all tests... more »
  • Higher temperatures makes Zika mosquito spread disease more

    February 3, 2016 11:34 AM

    WASHINGTON - The mosquito behind the Zika virus seems to operate like a heat-driven missile of disease. Scientists say the hotter it gets, the better the mosquito that carries Zika virus is at transmitting a variety of dangerous illnesses. Although it's too early to say for this outbreak, past outbreaks... more »
  • Human cases of 'rabbit fever' have jumped up this year

    December 3, 2015 4:35 PM

    NEW YORK - Health officials are seeing an increases of a rare illness called rabbit fever that was beaten back decades ago. In the last two decades, health officials saw an average of only about 125 cases each year of the illness - known to doctors as tularemia. But... more »
  • Kraft Heinz turkey bacon recall

    August 26, 2015 9:04 PM

    NEW YORK- More than two-miilion pounds of turkey bacon products were recalled by Kraft Heinz because they could possibly spoil before the expiration dates. The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture says it has received reports of illness involving people eating the products. The turkey bacon food involved in the... more »
  • Jimmy Carter to discuss cancer diagnosis publicly

    August 20, 2015 8:20 AM

    ATLANTA- Former President Jimmy Carter plans to discuss his recent cancer diagnosis for the first time since announcing his illness. Carter is scheduled to hold a news conference Thursday morning in Atlanta. The event is closed to the public. The 90-year-old announced this month that recent liver surgery found cancer... more »
  • Judge says she did not involuntarily commit theater gunman

    July 27, 2015 6:09 PM

    CARROLLTON, Ga. - A judge in Georgia is correcting the record about a mental health evaluation of the man who killed two people and himself inside a Louisiana movie theater last week. The family of John Russell Houser obtained a protective order against him in 2008 after their lawyer... more »
  • Blue Bell to begin trial runs at Alabama plant

    July 8, 2015 6:40 PM

    MONTGOMERY - Blue Bell is beginning a trial run of ice cream production at its Alabama plant after a national recall that followed a series of listeria illnesses. Alabama Health Officer Don Williamson said Wednesday the company notified the department that it will begin a trial run of production later... more »
  • Win a new house this weekend!

    June 19, 2015 11:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Saturday is the last full day to tour the 2015 St. Jude Dream Home until it is given away Sunday. The home, located at 8960 Carriagewood Estates Drive, is valued at $500,000. There are four bedrooms and three bathrooms under 3,400 square feet. A gourmet kitchen... more »
  • Breakfast with 2une In: St. Jude Dream House Giveaway Play Video

    June 19, 2015 8:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE- St. Jude is a leading children's hospital that researches various treatments for childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. For years the hospital has lead the way in the battle against childhood illnesses. Now you can join the fight too. By purchasing a $100 ticket to support the... more »
  • Beat the Odds Casino Night and Silent Auction Play Video

    April 28, 2015 9:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE- To celebrate May as Mental Health Month, the Mental Health Association for Greater Baton Rouge will hold its 5th annual Beat the Odds Casino Night and Silent Auction. The event will feature delicious food from Heirloom Cuisine, beverages, and a spectacular silent auction. It will include original... more »
  • DHH investigating illness outbreak at school, possibly E. coli

    March 27, 2015 11:03 PM

    CLINTON - Silliman canceled school Friday and it was still unclear as to if school will resume Monday after an outbreak of an illness this week. The Department of Health and Hospitals told WBRZ as many as 18 students are exhibiting symptoms of diarrhea and vomiting. The department is... more »
  • Tips to shield children's skin during wintry weather Play Video

    January 8, 2015 5:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Pediatrician Mindy Calandro visited News 2 at 4 on Thursday to discuss different concerns parents may have about the health of their children's skin in the face of frigid winter temperatures. The doctor says skincare for infants starts indoors with a regular bathing schedule of one... more »
  • Prepackaged caramel apples linked to 5 deaths

    December 19, 2014 10:59 AM

    WASHINGTON - Health officials say prepackaged caramel apples are linked to five deaths and more than two dozen illnesses in 10 states. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says investigators are trying to determine the specific brands that were involved. But consumers are being warned not to eat prepackaged... more »
  • All clear after man causes evacuation, quarantine

    October 3, 2014 10:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Hospital officials say a man suffering from dementia caused the evacuation of a police department and forced the quarantine of fire crews inside their station Friday night. Sometime during the evening, a man was brought into the Baton Rouge Police Department's 2nd Precinct claiming to be... more »
  • Baton Rouge local lives with parkinson's disease

    August 16, 2014 6:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - In light of the recent death of Robin Williams, a lot of attention has be brought to Parkinson's disease. The wife of the celebrity made a statement saying that the comedian/actor was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and didn't tell anyone before he took his own life.... more »
  • Ga. trial shows food safety relies on honor system

    August 9, 2014 12:41 PM

    ALBANY, Ga. - Jurors at the nation's first federal criminal trial stemming from a deadly outbreak of food-borne illness are learning a disconcerting fact: America's food safety largely depends on the honor system. Witnesses say Stewart Parnell and others at Peanut Corporation of America knowingly shipped salmonella-tainted products, and that... more »

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