Reports: Statistics/Surveillance

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.
August 24, 2011
Louisiana Arbovirus Surveillance Summary Reports. Surveillance for WNV was initiated in Louisiana in the Spring 2000 and currently involves the testing of dead birds, live birds, sick horses, mosquito pools and sentinel chicken flocks. With the exception of horse testing, WNV testing is performed at the request of individual mosquito abatement districts throughout the state.
February 17, 2011
These indicators provide a snapshot of health statistics common to Maternal and Child Health issues. Data are avaialble at the State, Regional, and Parish Level.
November 12, 2010
Since 1997, the Louisiana Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (Louisiana PRAMS) has served as a source of vital information needed to improve the health status of mothers and infants in Louisiana. We are pleased to present the 2008 Louisiana PRAMS Surveillance Report, which is a compilation of Louisiana PRAMS results for selected indicators.
July 25, 2009
July 25, 2009
July 25, 2009
May 29, 2009
The 2001-2005 MCH data book is a compilation of what are believed to be the most important and useful indicators related to the health status of Louisiana's mothers and children.
April 15, 2009
Tuberculosis is transmitted through the air by individuals with contagious TB who are in close contact with others. In 2008, Louisiana was ranked 7th in the nation for case rates (new cases per 100,000 population). Tuberculosis is curable and preventable. The recognized method for controlling the spread of tuberculosis is directly observed therapy (DOT) where a health care provider observes the patient take every dose of medications. DOT is the standard of care for TB cases in Louisiana.