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  • 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 »
  • West Nile on the rise Play Video

    December 3, 2012 5:55 PM

    CENTRAL- Mosquitoes are still on the attack despite the change in season, and West Nile Virus is still a big factor in the state because of that. Last week DHH reported 11 new cases, bringing the state's total to 382 this year with 17 deaths. Cases were found... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • West Nile Virus increases in the state Play Video

    August 3, 2012 6:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE- West Nile Virus has hit Louisiana hard. Two people are dead after contracting the severe form of the virus. 2008, was the last time anyone died from it in Louisiana. 53 people across the state have contracted West Nile Virus. 29 got the most severe neuroinvasive disease.... 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 »
  • Mosquito fight heading to the skies Play Video

    July 31, 2012 5:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Each week the East Baton Rouge Mosquito Abatement and Rodent Control pulls mosquito samples, and sends them off to be tested for West Nile Virus. Recent results show that the number of mosquitoes carrying the virus is increasing by the week. "We're working overtime," said Randy Vaeth... more »
  • Mosquito fight heading to the skies

    July 31, 2012 10:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Higher counts of mosquitoes carrying the West Nile Virus have East Baton Rouge officials taking to the sky to fight the bight. Last weeks samples show that 16 per 1000 mosquitoes in East Baton Rouge Parish have the potentially-deadly virus. The number of people infected with... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Presence of West Nile Virus increases in local mosquitoes Play Video

    July 10, 2012 5:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - According to recent tests, the amount of mosquitoes carrying West Nile Virus has increased. "They are terrible, and have been very, very bad," said resident Willie Mae Williams. They're so bad, she avoids outside activity as much as possible. "I couldn't come out in... more »
  • Miss. officials report 1st West Nile cases of 2012

    July 3, 2012 4:50 PM

    JACKSON - The Mississippi Health Department is reporting two human cases of West Nile virus, the first confirmed cases in the state for 2012. The cases are in Lauderdale and Hancock counties. Mississippi had 52 cases and five deaths from West Nile virus last year. The Health Department also has... more »
  • West Nile Virus found in the area Play Video

    June 13, 2012 5:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It's mosquito season, and they are here in large numbers. East Baton Rouge Mosquito Abatement and Rodent Control says the insects are already causing problems, and testing positive for the West Nile Virus. "Usually June is when we start seeing mosquitoes test positive and that's... 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 »
  • 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 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 3 new cases bring year's total to 9 in Louisiana

    August 12, 2010 5:37 PM

    State health officials say Louisiana could be on track for a record low number of dangerous cases of West Nile virus. The Department of Health and Hospitals said Thursday that one case of the flu-like West Nile fever was reported in the past week, along with blood test diagnoses... more »
  • Fourth case of West Nile virus confirmed in Ascension Parish

    August 12, 2010 8:06 AM

    The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has confirmed a fourth human case of West Nile Virus in Ascension Parish. Ascension Parish Mosquito Control Director David Matassa said recent mosquito samples collected from around the parish tested positive for West Nile Virus. Of the three earlier cases, two were... 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 »
  • Mosquito sample turns up West Nile virus

    July 17, 2010 11:30 AM

    The first positive test for West Nile virus in Mississippi during the current season has been found in a mosquito sample in Madison County. The state health department says it will be conducting regular testing across the state during the mosquito season months of July through September. Only one positive... more »
  • First case of West Nile in La. reported

    July 15, 2010 5:22 PM

    The first Louisiana case of West Nile virus for 2010 has been confirmed. The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals reports the first case was confirmed July 14 in East Baton Rouge Parish. The case identified this week was discovered in an asymptomatic individual. West Nile infections are characterized three... more »
  • EEE, west nile found in horse in St. James Parish

    July 14, 2010 7:19 AM

    State agriculture officials say a three-year-old mare in St. James Parish was euthanized after tests found Eastern equine encephalitis and West Nile virus in the animal. Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain says the Louisiana Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory in Baton Rouge confirmed the diseases in the horse on... more »

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