Public Health

September 17, 2021
This brings the total of pediatric deaths during this fourth surge to 6. In total, 15 children younger than 18 have died from COVID in Louisiana.
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 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 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.
September 04, 2021
Individuals looking for loved ones evacuated from one of the seven nursing homes should call 211, which is coordinating with LDH’s Office of Aging and Adult Services which directly helps to connect families.
September 01, 2021
One death was of a child between the ages of 0 and 4, and one death was of a child between the ages of 12 and 17. No further information will be released on these deaths.
August 28, 2021
The Louisiana Department of Health will close oyster beds in areas 1-28 beginning at sunset on Sunday, August 29, 2021 due to the potential of poor water quality because of Hurricane Ida.
August 27, 2021
Community-based testing and vaccine sites operated by the Office of Public Health and the Louisiana Army National Guard will close early today in preparation for impacts from Tropical Storm Ida.
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