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Friday, July 25, 2014
DHH Reports State’s First West Nile Virus Death

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) is reporting the state’s first West Nile virus death of 2014. The death occurred in Caddo Parish. This week, DHH is confirming six new cases of West Nile virus, including the one death, bringing this year's total number of cases to nine. This week's new infections include four cases of neuroinvasive disease, with two cases in Caddo Parish, one case in East Baton Rouge Parish and one case in St. Tammany Parish. The state has one new case of West Nile fever in Caddo and one new asymptomatic case in Livingston Parish. In addition to these new cases, a previously reported asymptomatic case in Livingston Parish has been upgraded to West Nile fever.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
DHH Awards $405,000 to Weston Water System, Inc. for Water System Improvements

This summer, the Department of Health and Hospitals' Office of Public Health awarded $405,000 to Weston Water System, Inc. through the State's Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund Program (DWRLF). The loan will provide assistance to the system to install a new drinking water well.

Monday, July 14, 2014
Is Your Child Fully Prepared to Head to School?

The new school year is approaching, is your child ready? Preparation isn't limited to getting uniforms and school supplies. Every child should be protected before heading to the classroom and that means being certain they are up-to-date on their childhood vaccinations. The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals reminds parents that ensuring children have received their necessary vaccinations is not only important, it's the law.

Friday, July 11, 2014
Notice of Intent: DHH OPH Food and Drug Program

The proposed rule codifies the product registration fee schedule within section 105 of Part VI of Title 51 of the Louisiana Administrative Code raises the per-product fee from $20 to $27, as provided for by Act 125 of the 1st Extraordinary Session of the 2000 Louisiana Legislature.

Tuesday, July 08, 2014
DHH Reports 2014’s First Human Cases of West Nile Virus

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has reported the state's first human cases of West Nile virus of 2014. The three cases were recently confirmed in Livingston Parish and were all asymptomatic, meaning these individuals did not know they were infected, and only found out while donating blood or having blood work.

Tuesday, July 08, 2014
West Nile Update

The goal of the surveillance for West Nile Infections in Humans is to describe the disease burden of the West Nile infection on the human population.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Louisiana Tobacco Control Program Annual Report

The Louisiana Tobacco Control Program (LTCP) is a state program within the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) Office of Public Health’s (OPH) Health Promotion Team.