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  • Mississippi has 25 West Nile cases, 1 death this year

    August 14, 2017 7:23 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - Mississippi says six new cases of West Nile virus bring the state's total this year to 25. State Health Department officials say the death toll remains at one, in Grenada County. A news release Monday says the new cases were in Clay, Forrest,... more »
  • 2 ill in both EBR, Livingston with West Nile

    August 3, 2017 5:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE – There are two people sick with the West Nile virus in East Baton Rouge. The state released its most recent count of people ill. In all, 14 people across Louisiana are sick with some form of West Nile. In addition to EBR, there are two... more »
  • More mosquitoes with West Nile virus found in West Baton Rouge Parish

    July 4, 2017 12:39 PM

    PORT ALLEN – More mosquitoes infected with the West Nile virus were found in West Baton Rouge Parish this weekend. According to West Baton Rouge Mosquito Control, eight samples tested positive for the virus after 52 samples were submitted for testing last week. Spray truck... more »
  • Mosquitoes infected with West Nile found in West Baton Rouge Parish Play Video

    May 31, 2017 5:26 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Mosquito experts are warning residents in West Baton Rouge Parish to take precaution after some area mosquitoes tested positive for the West Nile virus. The infected mosquitoes were trapped near Highway 415 near Kahns Road. Three out of 104 samples tested positive for the disease.... more »
  • Louisiana's 1st West Nile death of 2016 reported

    October 31, 2016 5:05 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Louisiana Department of Health is reporting the state's first death this year from West Nile virus, and says six cases have been reported to the state since Oct. 14. That brings the total number of cases to 36, including 21 dangerous infections of the nervous system.... more »
  • 4 new West Nile virus cases bring Mississippi total to 30

    October 17, 2016 9:28 PM

    JACKSON - Mississippi health officials confirm four new cases of West Nile virus, bringing the state's total to 30 this year. The state Department of Health says in a news release Monday that the new cases of the mosquito-borne virus are in Adams, Attala, Copiah and Marion counties. Seven cases,... more »
  • More than 30 cases of Zika and West Nile virus in Louisiana

    October 17, 2016 12:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Department of Health has reported more than 30 cases of the Zika and West Nile virus in the state of Louisiana. According to state health officials, there are 34 confirmed cases of Zika virus, each of which are travel-related. Once a travel-related case is identified,... more »
  • Now 30 West Nile cases in Louisiana

    October 14, 2016 6:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Health says there are now 30 confirmed cases of West Nile virus in Louisiana, up four from Sept. 23. A news release says 17 cases involve serious infections of the brain or other parts of the nervous system. Another 10 are flu-like West... more »
  • 4 new West Nile virus cases bring Mississippi total to 26

    October 3, 2016 8:43 PM

    JACKSON - Mississippi health officials confirm four new cases of West Nile virus, bringing the state's total to 26 cases this year. The state Department of Health said in a news release Monday that the new cases of the mosquito-borne virus are in Forrest, Hinds, Jackson and Lamar counties. Seven... more »
  • 26 West Nile cases in Louisiana so far this year

    September 23, 2016 6:44 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The number of West Nile virus cases this year in Louisiana has risen to 26. That's up from 24 earlier this month. Details released Friday by Louisiana's health department show that 16 of those cases involve serious infections of the brain or other parts of the nervous... more »
  • Louisiana confirms another 10 West Nile cases in the state

    September 10, 2016 11:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Another 10 cases of West Nile virus have been confirmed in Louisiana. The Louisiana Department of Health said Friday that brings the total to 24 cases in the state this year. Of the latest cases, five are dangerous infections of the brain or other parts of the... more »
  • First West Nile virus death this year reported in Miss.

    September 1, 2016 2:00 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - The Mississippi State Department of Health says a Hinds County resident has died from the West Nile virus. It's the first human death of 2016. In addition to the Hinds County death, state Epidemiologist Dr. Paul Byers said two new human cases of West Nile have been... more »
  • Mosquito spraying over some Baton Rouge neighborhoods Friday

    August 26, 2016 5:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The East Baton Rouge Parish Mosquito Abatement and Rodent Control says it will be conducting aerial spraying Friday over Baton Rouge. Officials say the planes will be spraying over the Broadmoor, Sherwood Forest, S. Harrell’s Ferry Rd. and Woodland Ridge subdivisions Friday. EBRPMARC Assistant Director... more »
  • Mosquito plane flies in Baton Rouge tonight

    July 22, 2015 4:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A mosquito plane will be circling parts of the city and unincorporated areas Wednesday night. The mosquito control agency announced aerial spraying in Baker, North Baton Rouge, and parts of Southdowns and Kenilworth - in that area, the plane will spray above Perkins Road to Kenilworth.... more »
  • One sick in Capital Region with West Nile

    July 17, 2015 9:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Someone living in the Capital Region is one of two people ill with neuroinvasive West Nile. The Department of Health and Hospitals released generic information about the patient Friday. The state never provides specific information about a sick person's location, only the health region where they... more »
  • No West Nile in EBR yet Play Video

    June 26, 2015 5:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Mosquito Abatement and Rodent Control told News Two, lab results that were released Friday show there are no mosquitoes that have tested positive for the West Nile virus. "We're happy this year but we're not letting our guard down," said Randy Vaeth,... more »
  • Mosquito population explodes

    April 22, 2015 7:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Standing water left behind by last weeks rain is causing the mosquito population to explode. The major concern is West Nile Virus. So parishes with mosquito control workers are out in force this week. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, the virus shows no... more »
  • DHH warns April showers can lead to heavier West Nile season

    April 22, 2015 11:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Health officials warned people in Louisiana to prepare for a heavy mosquito season after all the rain that poured into the state this month. The Department of Health and Hospitals said the frequent April showers left behind lots of standing water. They recommended people check their... more »
  • 2 new West Nile cases in Louisiana

    October 17, 2014 6:56 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana's health department says two new cases of West Nile virus infections were reported in the state this week. One case was in Caddo Parish; the other, in East Baton Rouge Parish. West Nile can involve a serious and potentially fatal infection of the brain and spinal... more »
  • Livingston Mosquito Abatement shutting down Play Video

    October 16, 2014 3:36 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Mosquito abatement in Livingston Parish will come to an end sometime next week. The program is running out of money after voters struck down a fee that would have tacked on to property taxes. Mosquito Abatement Director Jeanine Tessmer says drivers will spray until the chemicals... more »
  • La. reports 5 West Nile cases, 1 chikungunya case

    October 4, 2014 7:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - The state health department confirms five new cases of West Nile Virus in Louisiana, bringing this year's total to 123 reported infections. The Department of Health and Hospitals said Friday the new infections include one case of serious neuroinvasive disease in East Baton Rouge Parish. There... more »
  • Capital region has most of new West Nile cases

    September 26, 2014 8:55 PM

    GONZALES- A new case of West Nile in Ascension Parish is among the 15 total new cases state-wide the health department released Friday. The additional cases bring the year's total to 118 reported infections. The Department of Health and Hospitals said the new infections include five of the more... more »
  • Officials think West Nile is killing birds Play Video

    September 22, 2014 3:37 AM

    THIBODAUX - Officials in Lafourche Parish are asking residents to report dead birds. The request is tied to concerns about West Nile virus, which can be carried by birds. Authorities say residents should exercise caution around dead birds and report them to the parish mosquito control department at 985-580-1629... more »
  • DHH: One death and 11 new cases of West Nile virus

    September 19, 2014 5:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State health officials reports one new West Nile virus death out of 11 news cases in the state. Officials say the new cases bring this year's total to 103 cases. According to the report the death in DHH Region 3 which encompasses St. Mary, St. James,... more »
  • 12 new West Nile virus infections in Louisiana

    September 12, 2014 6:35 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana's health department says 12 new West Nile virus infections in the state bring the year's total to 92. Three of the cases diagnosed this week are dangerous infections of the nervous system, bringing that total to 41. The state already had surpassed last year's total of... more »
  • DHH: 2 new West Nile deaths in the state

    September 5, 2014 10:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State health officials report two new West Nile virus deaths in the Capital Area Region and in Northwest Louisiana. Officials also reported nineteen new cases, bringing this year's total to 80 cases. The Department of Health and Hospitals' weekly report shows six new neuroinvasive disease cases... more »
  • DHH: 5 of 9 new West Nile cases in Baton Rouge

    August 29, 2014 5:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State health officials added another 9 confirmed cases of West Nile virus this week, including five new cases of the neuroinvasive disease type all reported in East Baton Rouge. The new numbers bring the total number of Louisiana cases this year to 61 with the other... more »
  • DHH: 10 new West Nile cases in state

    August 22, 2014 4:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State health officials added another 10 confirmed cases of West Nile virus this week, including seven new cases of the neuroinvasive disease type in East Baton Rouge, Ouachita and Ascension parishes. The new numbers bring the total number of Louisiana cases this year to 52 with... more »
  • Miss. officials: 2 new cases of West Nile virus

    August 19, 2014 2:05 AM

    JACKSON, MI - State health officials say two more Mississippians have been infected with West Nile Virus. The state Department of Health said Monday that a Hinds County resident and a Rankin County resident have confirmed cases. So far this year, nine cases of West Nile have been reported, including... more »
  • DHH confirms 13 new cases of West Nile in Louisiana

    August 15, 2014 3:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Health officials confirmed 13 new case of West Nile in the state Friday. The Department of Health and Hospitals reported multiple cases in East Baton Rouge, Ascension, Caddo, Calcasieu and Livingston. Officials say the 13 new cases were reported in the state's latest surveillance report, bringing... more »
  • Second West Nile death confirmed in La.

    August 8, 2014 4:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State health officials confirmed that a second person has died due to the West Nile virus in Louisiana. The Department of Health and Hospitals said the victim was older than 75 and lived in the capital region. DHH said 14 new cases were also reported... more »
  • First Louisiana West Nile death of the year

    July 25, 2014 7:36 AM

    SHREVEPORT - Louisiana health officials say a person in Shreveport has died from the West Nile virus. The individual who died was between 60 and 74 years old. The gender of the victim has not been released at this time. Martha Whyte, public health chief in northwest Louisiana, tells the... more »

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