Infectious Disease

September 22, 2022
COVID-19 vaccines, including the updated COVID-19 bivalent booster which is authorized for people ages 12 and up, will be available, too.
September 21, 2022
To date this year, Louisiana is reporting a total of 33 NID cases in the state and 3 West Nile fever cases. Five individuals diagnosed with NID in Louisiana have died.
August 24, 2022
The Louisiana Department of Health's (LDH) Office of Public Health (OPH) has confirmed one human case of the potentially deadly neuroinvasive West Nile disease in Acadiana (Region 4). This is the first reported case in Acadiana since 2018.
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: