LDH News

September 16, 2021
Affected water wells must be first disinfected then thoroughly flushed before a sample of water is collected for analysis by the Office of Public Health, which has set up a temporary laboratory in Berwick.
September 14, 2021
EPAP is designed to assist people without health insurance in a federally-identified disaster area with replacing prescription drugs, vaccinations, medical supplies and other equipment that they need, free of charge.
September 14, 2021
The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) is inviting all healthcare providers to offer input about the state’s current healthcare technology landscape by participating in the final Louisiana Health IT Environmental Scan (eScan) survey.
September 13, 2021
Monoclonal antibodies are man-made antibodies produced in a laboratory that can mimic the human immune system response to infection. mAbs are designed to block viral attachment and entry into human cells, thus neutralizing the virus that causes COVID-19.
September 09, 2021
The Louisiana Department of Health has confirmed one new case of West Nile virus this week, bringing the total to seven cases in 2021.
September 09, 2021
Patrick Gillies has more than 20 years of experience in healthcare administration on both the state and federal levels.
September 08, 2021
Following a full review of cases since Hurricane Ida's landfall and the conclusion of several investigations, the Orleans Parish Coroner's Office has confirmed 11 additional storm-related deaths. This brings the death toll from Hurricane Ida to 26.
September 07, 2021
Inhumane care, lack of communication, intimidation of public officials and obstruction of health assessment result in revocation of licenses and termination of Medicaid agreement
September 06, 2021
According to Louisiana Department of Health syndromic surveillance, in the past week there have been 141 emergency department visits for carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning in Regions 1 (Greater New Orleans), 2 (Baton Rouge), 3 (River Parishes) and 9 (Northshore). Four individuals in Louisiana have died from carbon monoxide poisoning during and after Hurricane Ida.
September 06, 2021
"Right now, the priority for the entire state of Louisiana is Hurricane Ida recovery, and we simply cannot afford to have any of our first responders, health care employees, or utility workers pushed out of their hotel rooms for any reason. It's unacceptable that those working around the clock to support our state would be kicked out on the streets," Gov. Edwards said.
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