LDH News

July 17, 2019
The Louisiana Department of Health will close oyster beds in areas 23-28 beginning at sunrise Thursday, July 18, 2019, due to potential poor water quality because of Tropical Storm Barry.
July 16, 2019
The Louisiana Department of Health advises that residents and those working with the public during and after Tropical Storm Barry consider vaccinations to protect against infectious diseases.
July 16, 2019
Media is invited to join state officials, a Care South Clinic physician and a patient as the Department of Health begins its hepatitis C elimination strategy.
July 15, 2019
The Louisiana Department of Health has reopened the New Orleans-area molluscan shellfish growing waters, Areas 1-22 effective at sunrise tomorrow, July 16, 2019.
July 15, 2019
Lake Charles and the surrounding parishes have an abundance of small, individual sewage systems such as those with septic tanks. Many of these have been inundated with floodwater that may be contaminated with sewage, bacteria and other dangerous substances.
July 13, 2019
Swaths of Louisiana are likely to lose power during Tropical Storm Barry, prompting many Louisianans to turn to individual, gas-powered generators. However, every year, many people are killed or hospitalized due to improper and unsafe use of generators.
July 13, 2019
Louisiana is preparing for flooding in many regions throughout the state due to Tropical Storm Barry. The Louisiana Department of Health advises all Louisiana residents to be aware of the dangers floodwater poses and to take all appropriate precautions.
July 13, 2019
The Louisiana Department of Health closed oyster beds in areas 1-22 beginning in advance of the landfall of Tropical Storm Barry. This includes areas from Lake Borgne to the mouth of the Atchafalaya River.
July 11, 2019
LDH Secretary Dr. Rebekah Gee was a recent guest on the @CDCFoundation’s new Contagious Conversations podcast, where she discussed the fight for healthier communities at the state level. Click here or subscribe via your favorite podcasting app.