Public Health

October 08, 2012
Today, Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Bruce D. Greenstein announced that the Orleans 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 Claiborne 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 05, 2012
Even though the fall season is under way, state health officials remind Louisiana residents that West Nile virus remains a threat, and urges everyone to protect their health by avoiding mosquito bites. The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals today confirmed 25 new West Nile virus cases. No West Nile deaths occurred this week. Louisiana is experiencing the most West Nile cases since its 2002 outbreak year, with 305 cases and 11 deaths from the disease reported thus far in 2012.
October 02, 2012
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals’ Maternal and Child Health Program is conducting public awareness events during October, which is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month, to educate parents about the importance of a safe sleep environment in lowering a baby’s SIDS risk.
September 21, 2012
State health officials today confirmed 36 new West Nile virus cases and one newly reported death from the disease. Louisiana is experiencing its highest number of reported West Nile infections in recent years, with 251 cases and 11 deaths from the disease thus far in 2012.
September 20, 2012
All of Louisiana's active oyster harvest areas will be operational tomorrow, Friday, Sept. 21 when the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals reopens the three remaining oyster beds, which were closed as a precautionary measure in advance of Hurricane Issac's landfall.
September 14, 2012
The Department of Health and Hospitals today confirmed 39 new human cases of West Nile virus, marking 215 reported infections of West Nile in Louisiana this year. The State is experiencing its highest number of West Nile cases in several years. There have also been 10 West Nile deaths reported thus far in 2012.
September 10, 2012
Baton Rouge – The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals’ Safe Drinking Water Program today issued its most comprehensive water system boil advisory list following Hurricane Isaac.
September 07, 2012
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals today confirms 31 new human cases of West Nile virus, reaching 176 reported infections from West Nile in the State so far in 2012. DHH also confirms a new death from this disease, which is the 10th West Nile death in Louisiana this year. The State is experiencing the highest number of West Nile cases and deaths it has seen in the past several years.