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  • Louisiana: 55 West Nile cases this year, 4 deaths

    October 9, 2015 9:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana's Department of Health and Hospitals says one newly reported case of West Nile virus and two additional deaths from the disease have been reported this week. That brings the total number of cases to 55 and the number of deaths to four. Thirty-four of the reported cases... more »
  • State health officials confirm new case of West Nile Virus

    October 8, 2015 4:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals confirmed a new case of West Nile Virus this week. There have been a total of 55 total cases in the state so far this year with 34 cases of neuroinvasive disease, seven of West Nile fever and 14... more »
  • Mosquito protection Play Video

    August 17, 2015 9:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE- You can't have a hot and humid summer in Louisiana without mosquitoes. Even though this has been one of the milder summers for the insects, mosquito abatement officials are still encouraging people to protect themselves from the pests. This morning, Randy Vaeth from East Baton Rouge... more »
  • Lafayette company tests drone for fighting mosquitoes

    August 14, 2015 12:42 PM

    L AFAYETTE - A Lafayette company is trying to fight the bite with flight. They're flying a drone over areas that could be potentially infested with mosquitoes to map out the stagnant water that provides a breeding ground for the pest. Mosquito Control Contractors Inc. invited news media and... more »
  • DHH reports four new West Nile cases this week

    July 31, 2015 2:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Department of Health and Hospitals reported four new cases of West Nile virus in the state this week. DHH says one of the new cases was of the neuroinvasive disease variety and occurred in the department's region that covers Central Louisiana. The other three cases... more »
  • DHH confirms three new cases of West Nile virus

    July 20, 2015 7:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Department of Health and Hospitals confirmed three new cases of West Nile virus this week, which are the first confirmed cases this year. According to the Louisiana DHH, this week's new infections include two cases of the neuroinvasive disease with one of those cases occurring... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 6 new West Nile virus cases

    August 1, 2014 4:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Home and Health (DHH) added another six confirmed cases of West Nile virus this week, including one asymptomatic case in East Baton Rouge Parish. The new numbers bring the total number of Louisiana cases in Louisiana this year to 15. Caddo and... more »
  • Three dead from West Nile virus

    October 18, 2013 4:48 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has confirmed three new cases of West Nile virus and the state's third death this year from the virus. It's the second death this year in Rapides Parish from the virus. The three new cases are all dangerous infections of... more »
  • Three new West Nile cases

    October 11, 2013 4:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The state Department of Health and Hospitals confirmed three new West Nile virus cases this week, including one case of the potentially-deadly form of infection. Health officials said the infections included one neuroinvasive case in Lafayette and two other infections from Ouachita and Morehouse parishes. Those... 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 »
  • Seven new West Nile virus cases reported

    August 9, 2013 4:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State health officials reported seven new cases of West Nile virus infection this week, bringing the state's total reported infections to eight for the year so far. At this time last year there were 53 cases of West Nile virus reported. State officials said that while... more »

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