Emergency Preparedness

September 23, 2016
The Louisiana Department of Health is providing updated information about West Nile and Zika virus cases in the state. There have been two additional West Nile and three additional Zika cases confirmed.
September 17, 2016
This past month, as Americans triumphed in the (sometimes) glistening waters in Rio, other Americans —many thousands of them — once again waded through sludgy, knee-high and deeper inundations to rescue their families, their neighbors, and their cherished belongings. While the country’s attention bobbed between the Olympics and this endless tabloid election, Louisiana families paddled in the darkness – not only was the power out, the media’s bright lights failed to illuminate Louisiana’s struggle and story.
September 09, 2016
The Louisiana Department of Health is providing updated information about West Nile and Zika virus cases in the state. There have been 10 additional West Nile and two additional Zika cases confirmed.
August 26, 2016
This week, the Louisiana Department of Health has confirmed three additional cases of Zika virus. This brings the total to 26 cases of travel-associated Zika confirmed in Louisiana. There are no known locally transmitted cases here. Local transmission occurs when an infected mosquito in the area bites another person in the area and transmits the virus. This local transmission is much more likely in the parishes around Lake Pontchartrain than other areas of the state.
August 25, 2016
For residents who are returning to homes that have been affected by recent flooding, mold removal is a top priority.
August 21, 2016
Children with special medical needs are especially vulnerable
August 20, 2016
The Louisiana Department of Health is providing the guidance below for individuals concerned about the need for a tetanus vaccine.
August 19, 2016
The Louisiana Commission for the Deaf is collaborating with the officers of the Louisiana Association of the Deaf and deaf organizations throughout Louisiana to ensure that people who are deaf and who have been displaced by the floods have communication access to all state and federal services. At the following locations, people may utilize VRS/TRS (video relay service/telecommunication relay service) for communication access; apply for FEMA; file claims with insurance; and apply for Disaster Food Stamps (D-SNAP) and WIC.
August 19, 2016
Due to the recent flooding, many Louisiana Medicaid recipients are in need of essential medications. Here is some important information for anyone seeking to get a refill of their prescription medications.
August 19, 2016
Baton Rouge, La. – As families affected by recent floods continue to evacuate their homes, the Louisiana Department of Health offers advice for finding a safe place for babies to sleep.