INFLUENZA AND OTHER RESPIRATORY VIRUSES

Influenza

The Louisiana Department of Health relies upon selected sentinel health practitioners across the state to report the number of visits consistent with an influenza-like illness (ILI): fever over 100°F AND cough and/or sore throat. Providers are supplied with specimen collection kits to submit samples to the state Public Health Laboratory for influenza PCR testing.  Reports are used to estimate the state's ILI rate and the magnitude of  influenza activity within the state. Reports represent only the distribution of ILI in Louisiana, not an actual count of cases statewide.

 

Influenza Activity 

 

Lab Resources (Influenza)

 

School Resources (Influenza)

 

Vaccine Resources (Influenza)

 

Coronavirus (SARS CoV-2)

 

School Resources (COVID-19)

 

MERS-CoV

 

General

 

Primary Contact Information:

Influenza Program: Julie Hand, MSPH

Address:
1450 Poydras Street, Ste. 1648
New Orleans, LA 70112

Telephone: (504) 568-8298
Fax: (504) 568-8290
Email: julie.hand@la.gov