Reports: Statistics/Surveillance

April 09, 2018
Louisiana STD/HIV Quarterly Reports presented by Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, Office of Public Health, STD/HIV Program.
March 01, 2018
Monitoring the health status of a population is an essential step in evaluating the effectiveness of various health programs and in developing programmatic policy for the future. Monitoring the status of a population relative to certain health indicators over a number of years is an especially effective tool for health planning. Act 985 of the 1995 Louisiana Regular Legislative Session, enacting R.S. 40:1300.71, requires that the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals annually prepare a report card relative to health and health-related issues.
October 18, 2017
The goal of the surveillance for West Nile (WN) Infections in humans is to describe the disease burden of the West Nile infection on the human population. Only West Nile Neuroinvasive diseases (NID) including encephalitis or meningitis get reliably reported.
June 06, 2017
STD and HIV infection in Louisiana require responsive interventions to decrease new infections, slow HIV disease progression, increase individual awareness of STD and HIV status, and help ensure access to medical care for persons who have HIV or need treatment for an STD. The 2013 STD/HIV Program Report provides a thorough surveillance profile, as well as descriptions of the state’s prevention, counseling and testing, care, services, housing, and evaluation programs. While many challenges remain, the report highlights several areas of progress. This report reflects data through the end of the 2013 calendar year and is the most recent report available as of 2015.
March 08, 2017
This annual report summarizes Louisiana Tuberculosis cases/rates by parish.
October 07, 2015
During West Nile virus season, the health department issues weekly reports listing cases detected and any deaths that occurred. The goal of this surveillance for West Nile infections in humans is to give an updated picture of how widespread West Nile infection is in the population at that time.
January 22, 2015
This report presents results from specified years of BRFSS for the state of Louisiana. All civilian, non-institutionalized state residents aged 18 and older with a household landline telephone are eligible for survey participation. Respondents were selected randomly from the sample of eligible individuals.
August 19, 2014
The goal of the surveillance for West Nile Infections in Humans is to describe the disease burden of the West Nile infection on the human population.
March 20, 2012
HCR 192 of the 2008 Regular Session directed the Louisiana Vital Records Registry to process and issue certified copies of vital records in a timely manner and to submit a report to the House and Senate committees on health and welfare.
October 20, 2011
Health officials characterize West Nile infections three ways: neuroinvasive, West Nile fever and asymptomatic. A neuroinvasive illness is severe and typically results in a swelling of the brain or spinal cord. People with this illness are at risk of brain damage or death. West Nile fever is less severe, with most people only suffering mild, flu-like symptoms. Asymptomatic individuals were never ill and were only discovered to have the West Nile virus in their blood when blood work was done for some other reason, such as blood donation.