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  • 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 »
  • Six hospitalized after smoking synthetic weed

    April 10, 2014 9:44 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE- Sheriff's deputies in Ascension Parish spent Thursday night investigating the sudden illness of six people who smoked synthetic marijuana. Investigators said the group, who smoked the fake weed at various locations and not all in one location, were treated at an area hospital. The incident was described as... more »
  • Flu fight continues in Louisiana Play Video

    January 3, 2014 6:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana is one of 25 states experiencing widespread flu activity as the season nears its peak. Only ten states, including Louisiana, had widespread activity last week. "Typically the flu season peaks in January or February, so we're still early on, and we're seeing a significant increase... more »
  • Govt health and safety efforts slowed or halted

    October 9, 2013 8:59 AM

    WASHINGTON- The government shutdown has slowed or halted federal efforts to protect Americans' health and safety, from probes into the cause of transportation and workplace accidents to tracking the flu. The latest example: investigating an outbreak of salmonella in chicken that has sickened people in 18 states. The federal Centers... more »
  • Four-strain flu shot available for first time Play Video

    September 25, 2013 3:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - For the first time, a four-strain flu shot is available. Doctors suggest getting the flu shot as soon as possible with flu season nearly here in October. Health professionals say the flu virus is very contagious. "Just by being in the room with somebody who... more »
  • Fewer beach advisories off La. coast for Labor Day weekend

    August 30, 2013 11:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE- There are fewer beach advisories for the Labor Day weekend than earlier this summer. Scientists posted warnings about potentially dangerous bacteria in the water off two coastal areas: Cypremort State Park and a section of Grand Isle State Park. Previously, more than half of beaches in... more »
  • Water quality improves, fewer beach advisories

    August 2, 2013 10:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Fewer Louisiana beaches have swim advisories this weekend. Only four have warnings posted for swimmers to swim at their own risk. Holly Beach, Rutherford, Cypremort and Grand Isle #2 have posted warnings. Just a few weeks ago, half or more had warnings about dangerous bacteria in... more »
  • More advisories for La. beaches

    July 26, 2013 9:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Fifteen beaches have warnings posted about potentially dangerous bacteria. Scientists advise people to think twice before entering water in some of the region's popular coastal getaways, including Cypremort State Park, Grand Isle State Park #2, and Holly Beach. Twenty-five beaches are monitored for bacteria. Weekly tests... more »
  • Advisories posted at La. beaches due to bacteria

    July 19, 2013 10:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Advisories were posted on beaches in Louisiana after scientists discovered potentially dangerous bacteria. Popular coastal spots were included in the warning, including a section of Grand Isle. Click HERE for a complete list of advisories. The postings come a few weeks after a more serious warning... more »
  • Warning about flesh-eating bacteria off La. coast

    June 28, 2013 10:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE- State health leaders issued a warning Friday for coastal water: it may have flesh-eating bacteria. One person has died and three others got sick from the bacteria, which is naturally occurring in warm seawater. Experts recommend not going into the water with open wounds, since it... more »
  • Group: Dolphin, turtle deaths a sign of sick Gulf

    April 2, 2013 1:44 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A prominent environmental group says continuing deaths of dolphins and sea turtles are a sign that the Gulf of Mexico is still feeling effects from the 2010 oil spill. National Wildlife Federation scientist Doug Inkley said Tuesday the deaths - especially in dolphins, which are at the... more »
  • Barbara Walters hospitalized with chicken pox

    January 28, 2013 10:57 AM

    NEW YORK- Barbara Walters has the chicken pox. The television veteran has been hospitalized for more than a week after taking a fall. Doctors wouldn't release her because she was running a temperature, and now they know why: The 83-year-old news veteran has a disease many people deal with when... more »
  • 16 sick in 5 states; linked to ground beef recall

    January 28, 2013 10:52 AM

    NEW YORK - Federal health officials say at least 16 people in five states have been sickened by salmonella food poisoning linked to ground beef. No one has died, but half were hospitalized. Most of the illnesses have been in Michigan, but a few cases were scattered in Arizona, Illinois,... more »
  • CDC: New version of stomach bug causing US illness

    January 24, 2013 11:40 AM

    NEW YORK- Health officials say a new strain of stomach bug that's sweeping the globe is taking over in the U.S. In the last four months, more than 140 outbreaks in the U.S. have been caused by the new Sydney strain of norovirus. These kinds of contagious bugs cause bouts... more »
  • Scientists: Fish are sick where BP's oil spill hit

    April 19, 2012 7:34 AM

    BARATARIA BAY - Two years after the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill, scientists say they're finding trouble with sick fish that dwell along offshore reefs and in the deep waters - especially in places where the oil spill hit the hardest. The scientists are unsure what's causing a small... more »
  • Flu season off to latest start in decades

    February 17, 2012 11:02 AM

    ATLANTA- Health officials say the flu season is finally here - the slowest start in nearly 25 years. Until this month, there weren't enough flu cases in the U.S. to signal the start of the season. This is the latest start to a flu season since the winter of 1987-1988.... more »
  • Second listeria death reported in Louisiana

    October 7, 2011 5:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Health officials confirmed today a second person in Louisiana has died from listeria, and that it was the same strain found in tainted cantaloupe that have been recalled nationwide. According to the Department of Health and Hospitals the victim was an 81-year-old woman who died in... more »
  • Scientists study sick crabs from Terrebonne Parish

    March 27, 2011 9:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Scientists are studying to see what is ailing some blue crabs in Terrebonne Parish. Tests have found blue crabs from Terrebonne that have been infested by marine microbes that clog the gills. Scientists say the crabs could be suffering from an infectious disease called white spot.... more »
  • Mother of Joran van der Sloot says son "is sick in his head."

    June 20, 2010 1:22 PM

    The mother of Joran van der Sloot tells a Dutch newspaper that her son "is sick in his head." She says the 22-year-old disappeared in mid-May, two days before he was scheduled to travel from Aruba to the Netherlands for treatment in a mental institution. Van der Sloot is... more »
  • First-aid tent set up for sick workers in Grand Isle

    May 31, 2010 10:47 AM

    West Jefferson Medical Center is setting up a tent to treat workers cleaning up the oil spill in Grand Isle. The first-aid tent will be open seven days a week from six a.m. to ten p.m. The hospital treated more than a dozen workers so far. Four of them... more »
  • EPA to step up air quality

    May 2, 2010 10:22 AM

    The Environmental Protection Agency says it's stepping up air quality monitoring on the Gulf Coast. There are concerns that vapors from the oil and controlled fires might cause health problems for people living in the region. An oil smell could cause headaches or nausea, but EPA spokesman Dave Bary... more »
  • More claim sickness because of oysters

    April 7, 2010 11:37 AM

    More people say they've gotten sick from eating raw oysters. The Department of Health and Hospitals is investigating the claims. There's no definitive answer yet on whether the illnesses called in are a result of eating the oysters, or something else. Three oyster harvesting areas have been temporarily... more »
  • Dozens sickened by raw oysters

    April 5, 2010 5:58 PM

    Nearly 30 people are recovering in Louisiana after falling sick from eating raw oysters. Health leaders say the people suffered from the symptoms of Norovirus- fever, chills, aches, nausea and diarrhea. State health leaders shut down four oyster beds in the following parishes: Plaquemines, Lafourche, Jefferson and St. Bernard.... more »
  • Dozens sickened by tainted oysters

    April 5, 2010 10:16 AM

    Nearly 40 people have fallen ill in Louisiana and Mississippi after eating contaminated oysters. Louisiana Health officials are trying to determine what led to a stomach illness outbreak that forced the closure of three oyster harvest areas. News 2 will have more on this story coming up at... more »
  • Stanford gets ill during court hearing

    October 14, 2009 4:44 PM

    Allen Stanford, the man accused of bilking investors out of $7 billion, became ill during a court hearing in Houston and wiped blood away from his mouth. His attorney blamed the condition on stress Stanford feels from being held in solitary confinement. Stanford was in court to set a trial... more »

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