Public Health

October 24, 2017
With flu season starting, the Louisiana Department of Health is holding a flu vaccination clinic in Lafayette on Wednesday, Oct. 25. The flu causes approximately 500 deaths and nearly 3,000 hospitalizations each year in Louisiana.
October 23, 2017
As of October 23, officials with the Louisiana Department of Health are providing the most recent case counts of individuals who have been identified with a gastrointestinal illness related to the food poisoning outbreak in Caldwell Parish.
October 21, 2017
As of October 21, officials with the Louisiana Department of Health are providing the most recent case counts of individuals who have been identified with a gastrointestinal illness related to the Salmonella outbreak in Caldwell Parish.
October 19, 2017
With flu season starting, the Louisiana Department of Health is holding flu vaccination clinics throughout the central region of the state. The flu causes approximately 500 deaths and nearly 3,000 hospitalizations each year in Louisiana.
October 19, 2017
As of Oct. 19, 49 cases of a gastrointestinal illness have been confirmed with 31 people hospitalized. One death has occurred and an autopsy is occurring to determine if the death was caused by this illness or other causes. The ages of those with a confirmed illness range from 15 years old to 70.
October 17, 2017
With flu season starting, the Louisiana Department of Health is scheduling flu vaccination clinics throughout the state. A flu clinic is set for Wednesday, October 18 in Winnfield. The flu causes approximately 500 deaths and nearly 3,000 hospitalizations each year in Louisiana.
October 12, 2017
The Louisiana Department of Health will reopen New Orleans-area oyster growing waters, Areas 1-13, effective 30 minutes before sunrise on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. The areas had previously been closed as a precaution due to adverse weather conditions from Tropical System Nate.
October 12, 2017
With flu season starting, the Louisiana Department of Health is scheduling flu vaccination clinics throughout the state. The first clinic is set for Monday, October 16 in Thibodaux. The flu causes approximately 500 deaths and nearly 3,000 hospitalizations each year in Louisiana.
October 06, 2017
The Louisiana Department of Health will close New Orleans-area molluscan shellfish growing waters, Areas 1-13, effective at sunset on Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. This is a precautionary closure due to the adverse weather conditions from Tropical System Nate.
October 03, 2017
Funding is now available to help local communities start new mosquito control programs. Using a one-time grant of $500,000 from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Louisiana Department of Health is now offering funding to local governments to help them establish new mosquito control programs.