Infectious Disease

July 07, 2022
The Louisiana Department of Health is reporting the first detected case of monkeypox infection in a Louisiana resident. This individual is from LDH Region 1 (Orleans, Plaquemines, Jefferson, St. Bernard).
June 30, 2022
The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) has received reports of West Nile virus present in more than 175 mosquito pools this year, a number much higher than last year at this time, when 13 pools tested positive.
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.
July 08, 2020
As new tools and resources are available, we at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will share them with you in the form of a newsletter, such as this one. We hope you find this information useful in supporting your activities and as you communicate with others about the hepatitis A outbreaks.
May 27, 2020
Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) is a condition where different body parts can become inflamed, including the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, skin, eyes or gastrointestinal organs.
April 24, 2020
The Louisiana Morbidity Report is published bi-month by the Office of Public Health/Infectious Disease Epidemiology Section. Publication has ceased indefinitely due to COVID-19 response. For more information contact epidemiology at P.O. Box 60630, New Orleans, LA 70160 - Phone: (504) 568-8313, Email: oph.idepi@la.gov.
December 23, 2019
The Louisiana Morbidity Report is published every other month by the Office of Public Health/Infectious Disease Epidemiology Section. For more information, please contact them at: P.O. Box 60630, New Orleans, LA 70160 - Phone: (504) 568-8313
May 03, 2019
With the number of reported measles cases reaching the highest point this century, officials with the Louisiana Department of Health are urging people to get vaccinated. The United States is currently experiencing its worst outbreak of measles since the disease was considered eliminated in 2000, and the worst in 25 years. So far, over 700 people in 22 states have contracted the illness. They were all unvaccinated.
February 07, 2019
An increase in measles cases in the U.S. has been identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Although cases of Measles have not yet spread to Louisiana, we want clinicians to be on the lookout. Measles is still common in many parts of the world, including some countries in Europe, Asia, the Pacific, and Africa.
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