Public Health

November 09, 2012
The state’s worst year for West Nile virus in a decade continues into the fall season, with state health officials reporting 12 new cases and two deaths this week.
November 09, 2012
Top state legislators, health officials and law enforcement personnel held a news conference today announcing steps they’ve taken to ban a dangerous new drug, 25-I, making it illegal in the State of Louisiana.
November 05, 2012
State health officials today confirmed six new West Nile cases, urging Louisiana residents to continue to Fight the Bite. No deaths from the disease occurred this week.
October 19, 2012
State health officials today confirmed nine new West Nile virus cases, urging Louisiana residents to continue to protect their health and Fight the Bite. No West Nile deaths occurred this week. The State is experiencing its most active year for West Nile since 2002, which was the major outbreak year of the virus in Louisiana. So far, there have been 321 cases and 12 deaths from the disease reported this year.
October 12, 2012
State health officials remind Louisiana residents that West Nile virus remains a threat, as the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals today confirms nine new West Nile virus cases. Also, one death from West Nile occurred this week. This year, Louisiana is experiencing the most West Nile cases since its 2002 outbreak year, with 312 cases and 12 deaths from the disease reported.
October 09, 2012
For the first time, Louisiana families, policymakers and advocates have a central, easily accessible website to track numerous indicators of children’s well-being, including health outcomes, educational progress and poverty level. This allows the public, at a glance, to see how the State compares nationally and what progress is being made.
October 08, 2012
Today, Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Bruce D. Greenstein announced that the West Carroll Parish School District is one of five school districts that have earned the asthma-friendly designation from DHH’s Asthma Management and Prevention Program for the 2011-2012 academic year.
October 08, 2012
Today, Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Bruce D. Greenstein announced that the West Baton Rouge Parish School District is one of five school districts that have earned the asthma-friendly designation from DHH’s Asthma Management and Prevention Program for the 2011-2012 academic year.
October 08, 2012
Today, Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Bruce D. Greenstein announced that the Red River Parish School District is one of five school districts that have earned the asthma-friendly designation from DHH’s Asthma Management and Prevention Program for the 2011-2012 academic year.