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  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Dr. Z discusses virus which causes "water warts" Play Video

    September 23, 2013 5:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Aesthetic dermatologist Dr. Ann Zedlitz discussed a viral infection today which could leave nodules on people's skin. It's called┬ámolluscum contagiosum, and is sometimes called "water warts." The virus causes raised nodules on the skin, and can be passed by skin-to-skin contact or touching a surface with... more »
  • DHH confirms 8 new cases of West Nile virus

    August 30, 2013 2:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The state Department of Health and Hospitals reported eight new West Nile cases today, bringing the year's total number of cases to 21 so far. This new infections include four cases of neuroinvasive disease, which is the most dangerous form of the infection. One case each... more »
  • DHH: 4 new cases of West Nile virus

    August 23, 2013 1:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State health officials are reporting four new West Nile cases, bringing the 2013 total so far to 13. The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals said Friday that this week's new infections include two cases of neuroinvasive disease, both from Ouachita Parish. That's the most serious type... more »
  • 2 Your Health stories for March 11, 2013 Play Video

    March 11, 2013 6:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Here are today's 2 Your Health stories for March 11, 2013: People in Louisiana are getting hit by a double-dose of the flu and seasonal allergies. The former is still lingering around the state while constant weather changes have caused the latter to show up early.... 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 »
  • Flu remains widespread in US; eases in some areas

    January 18, 2013 10:24 AM

    ATLANTA - Health officials say nine more deaths of children from the flu have been reported, bringing the total this flu season to 29. In a typical season, about 100 children die of the flu, so it is not known whether this year will be better or worse than usual.... more »
  • Stomach bug knocks Nadal from Australian Open

    December 28, 2012 9:49 AM

    MADRID - Rafael Nadal says he will not play the Australian Open because of a stomach virus, further delaying his comeback after being sidelined since June. The Spaniard also will skip the preceding Qatar Open. The Australian Open, the year's first Grand Slam tournament, begins Jan. 14. The same virus... more »
  • 15 new West Nile cases, 1 death this past week

    November 19, 2012 3:00 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The state health department says 15 new West Nile virus cases and one death from the virus have been reported in the past week. In addition, one patient's illness changed from flu-like West Nile fever to a dangerous "neuroinvasive" infection affecting the brain or spinal cord. State... more »
  • 13 West Nile virus deaths, 338 cases this year

    October 29, 2012 2:58 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The West Nile virus continues to infect and kill people in Louisiana's worst year since 2002. State health officials say people need to keep fighting mosquitoes. The health department says 139 people have come down with life-threatening neuroinvasive disease, and at least 13 of them have died.... more »
  • DHH: 9 new West Nile cases, 1 death

    October 12, 2012 4:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State health officials report one new West Nile virus death and nine new cases, bringing the total to 12 deaths this year and 312 cases. The Department of Health and Hospitals' weekly report shows five new neuroinvasive disease cases - the most serious type. Two were reported... more »
  • Washington state's first 'zombie bees' reported

    September 24, 2012 1:55 PM

    SEATTLE - Novice beekeeper Mark Hohn in Kent found that his bees are infected with a parasite that causes them to fly at night and lurch around erratically until they die. The Seattle Times reports it's the first time the bee infection has been found in the state, according to... more »
  • In past week 1 new death from West Nile

    September 21, 2012 6:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State health officials say in the past week one more person has died from the West Nile virus in Louisiana and the number of infections has risen to 251 for the year with 36 new cases reported. The death toll from the virus so far this year... more »
  • 39 new West Nile cases reported in Louisiana

    September 15, 2012 3:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The number of West Nile virus infections in Louisiana has reached 215, with 39 new cases reported this past week. No new deaths were added in the latest report. The death toll from the virus so far this year stands at 10. Louisiana's health department says the... more »
  • Isaac may spark swarms of mosquitoes

    September 4, 2012 10:23 AM

    HOUMA - After Hurricane Isaac left a lot of water behind, south Louisiana residents may be dealing with swarms of mosquitoes. And with Louisiana experiencing the highest rate of West Nile virus infections in several years, state officials are warning residents to take precautions against mosquitoes. The Courier reports that... more »
  • DHH: 53 new West Nile cases, 3 deaths Play Video

    August 24, 2012 4:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The state Department of Health and Hospitals said three more people died this week from the West Nile Virus, and 53 new cases were reported. That brings the year's total deaths to nine, the most in recent years according to DHH. The most was in 2002,... more »
  • Kaspersky: We've found new virus linked to Stuxnet

    August 9, 2012 3:37 PM

    LONDON - Computer security firm Kaspersky says it has discovered a new batch of malicious software linked to the infrastructure-wrecking Stuxnet virus. In a statement Thursday the Moscow-based company said it had found a virus dubbed "Gauss" which it said was aimed at stealing financial information from its mainly Middle... more »
  • West Nile numbers could increase in state

    August 3, 2012 11:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The latest West Nile Virus numbers come out today, and could follow a recent trend showing an increase in outbreaks around Louisiana. So far in the state there are five human cases of West Nile Virus, 16 of which are the neuroinvasive form of the disease, the... more »
  • DHH confirms 19 new cases of West Nile Virus

    July 27, 2012 2:35 PM

    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,... more »
  • More mosquitoes with West Nile in Ascension Parish

    July 17, 2012 11:28 AM

    GONZALES - Ascension Parish officials are warning residents to protect themselves from mosquitoes. David Matassa, director of the Ascension Parish Mosquito Control Department, said the number of mosquitoes with the West Nile virus in the parish is higher than last year at this time. There have been no... more »
  • Six new cases of West Nile Virus confirmed in La.

    July 13, 2012 2:15 PM

    The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) has confirmed six additional human cases of West Nile Virus, bringing this year's total to 10. The six new cases come from East Feliciana, Jefferson, Rapides, St. Tammany and Tangipahoa parishes. Health officials characterize West Nile infections three ways: neuroinvasive,... more »
  • West Nile Virus found in the area

    June 13, 2012 10:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Mosquitoes carrying the West Nile Virus have been found in several local parishes, according to mosquito abatement workers. The East Baton Rouge Parish Mosquito Abatement office says virus-carrying bugs were found in East Baton Rouge Parish, West Baton Rouge Parish, Livington Parish, Tangipahoa Parish, St. Tammany Parish,... more »
  • Baton Rouge HIV testing advocate skeptical about at home tests

    May 17, 2012 9:42 AM

    WASHINGTON - People may soon be able to test themselves for the virus that causes AIDS in the privacy of their own homes. However some advocates for more HIV/AIDS testing feel it may not be a good idea. "While it's great that more people would be get tested;... more »
  • Hundreds of thousands may lose Internet in July

    April 20, 2012 9:22 PM

    WASHINGTON- Some people will have trouble doing anything on the Internet later this summer. That's because a safety system that's keeping many computers working even though software is infected with a virus will be turned off July 9th. The problem started when international hackers ran an online advertising scam... more »
  • DHH confirms 2 new cases of West Nile virus

    October 21, 2011 2:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La.- State health regulators have confirmed two new cases of West Nile virus, bringing this year's total to 12. The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals on Friday said both new cases are from St. Tammany Parish. One of the new cases is neuroinvasive disease, which... more »
  • DHH confirms 1 new case of West Nile virus

    September 23, 2011 4:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's health department says a West Nile virus case in Calcasieu Parish is the tenth diagnosed statewide this year and the fifth dangerous infection of the brain or spinal cord. The Department of Health and Hospitals says the last dangerous "neuroinvasive" case to be diagnosed also... more »
  • DHH confirms new case of West Nile virus

    September 16, 2011 4:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Health officials reported today another case of West Nile virus had been found in western Louisiana, bringing the year's total up to nine reported cases so far. According to Department of Health and Hospitals spokesperson Lisa Faust, the new case was reported in Calcasieu Parish and... more »
  • DHH reports new West Nile case in EBR Parish

    August 24, 2011 3:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Health officials reported today another case of West Nile virus had been found in Louisiana, bringing the year's total up to four reported cases so far. Lisa Faust, a spokesperson with the Department of Health and Hospitals, said in a press release that the new case... more »
  • West Nile virus found in St. Charles Parish

    August 13, 2011 11:39 AM

    KILLONA, La.- St. Charles Parish officials say a mosquito sample turned up with the dangerous West Nile virus. The parish says its mosquito control teams are increasing spraying and taking other measures to knock down the mosquito population. Because birds and mosquitoes throughout Louisiana carry the virus, the... more »
  • More Questions about Chronic Fatigue

    May 31, 2011 8:25 PM

    The journal Science took the unusual step of saying any link between a virus and chronic fatigue is "seriously in question" making researchers who first found a possible link defend their work. It's another blow to people who suffer from the mysterious illness and who hoped finding a cause would... more »
  • Pony Express Re-Enactment Postponed

    May 31, 2011 8:17 PM

    The Pony Express won't be delivering that mail next week as scheduled because of an outbreak of equine herpes virus blamed for the deaths of a dozen horses in nine Western states. The famous ride from St. Joseph, Missouri to Sacramento, California is postponed until August. Its the first time... more »
  • New case of West Nile Virus reported in Ascension Parish

    November 5, 2010 10:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE – A new human case of West Nile Virus has been confirmed in Louisiana, this time in Ascension Parish. The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals said the case is also the most severe form of West Nile infection, called neuroinvasive. It typically results in a swelling of... more »
  • State sees increase in West Nile cases

    October 7, 2010 1:48 PM

    Louisiana has had more West Nile virus diagnoses - and more serious infections - so far this year than in all of 2009. Louisiana's Department of Health and Hospitals says cases in Iberia and Vermilion parishes bring this year's total to 27 - 12 in East Baton Rouge Parish and... more »
  • Two new confirmed cases of West Nile Virus in La.

    September 24, 2010 5:49 PM

    There are two new human cases of West Nile Virus, bringing this year’s total to 25, according to The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals. The cases come from Iberia and St. Tammany Parishes and are reported in DHH’s weekly Louisiana Arbovirus Surveillance Summary, which can be found in the... more »
  • DHH: 4 new confirmed cases of West Nile virus

    September 18, 2010 9:59 AM

    State health officials have confirmed four new human cases of West Nile virus, bringing this year's total to 23. West Nile infections are characterized in three ways: neuroinvasive, West Nile fever and asymptomatic. All four new cases reported were neuroinvasive disease, with three from East Baton Rouge Parish and one... more »
  • West Nile Virus activity increasing

    August 4, 2010 10:44 AM

    Cases of the West Nile Virus continues to rise in the Greater Baton Rouge Area. Three cases of West Nile have been confirmed in the area over the last several weeks, one in East Baton Rouge Parish and two in Ascension Parish. Officials say people should continue to... more »
  • CDC confirms new strain of norovirus

    April 15, 2010 4:46 PM

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found that recently tested samples submitted by state health officials contain a new strain of norovirus. The CDC reports the new strain, like other norovirus strains, is transmitted person to person, and has been confirmed nationwide for about 50 percent... more »
  • Swine Flu Death

    September 12, 2009 9:58 AM

    A North Louisiana resident is the seventh person in the state to die from the H1N1 virus, or swine flu. That's according to the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals. DHH would only say the person was a male, living in the Shreveport area. No other details have been released.... more »

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