Emergency Preparedness

May 04, 2011
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) Office of Public Health (OPH) considers the use of antiviral medications as one component of a comprehensive containment and treatment plan to assist in the control of an outbreak of a novel influenza virus. Medications will be used in compliance with international and national recommendations.
August 28, 2008
Hurricane Katrina struck the US Gulf Coast on August 29, 2005, causing unprecedented damage to numerous communities in Louisiana and Mississippi. Our objectives were to verify, document, and characterize Katrina-related mortality in Louisiana and help identify strategies to reduce mortality in future disasters.