July 18, 2018
The Louisiana Department of Health today reported the first human cases of West Nile virus for this year. These initial cases are listed in this year’s first weekly Arboviral Report and shows six WNV infections, distributed as follows:
• Three cases of neuroinvasive disease: one case each in DeSoto, St. Tammany and Tangipahoa parishes,
• Two cases of fever: one each in East Baton Rouge and Ouachita parishes, and
• One asymptomatic case in East Baton Rouge Parish that was diagnosed because of a blood donation.