Public Health

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.
August 18, 2022
Among the cases included in today's demographic analysis, approximately 95% have occurred in males.
August 17, 2022
The Louisiana Department of Health's (LDH) Office of Public Health (OPH) Region 2 along with its community partners is hosting a free COVID-19 vaccination event for anyone six months and older at BREC's Liberty Lagoon, 111 Lobdell Ave., in Baton Rouge.
August 12, 2022
As Louisiana continues to be under heat advisories, the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) is offering tips and strategies to help residents protect themselves and others during extreme heat conditions.
August 10, 2022
This is a precautionary closure due to an oil spill in Terrebonne Bay potentially affecting the health of oysters in a portion of molluscan shellfish growing area 15.
August 10, 2022
The U..S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) allowing healthcare providers to use an alternative dosing regimen of the JYNNEOS vaccine for individuals 18 years of age and older determined to be at high risk of monkeypox infection. This will increase the total number of doses available for use by up to five-fold.
August 10, 2022
People engaging in recreational activities in Terrebonne Bay and the Lake Pelto area need to be aware of the oil spill and take precautions.
August 08, 2022
Strengthening LDH programs that target enhanced breastfeeding practices and quality of care in Louisiana hospitals holds the potential to improve the lives of mothers and their babies across Louisiana, and particularly among vulnerable populations that have faced historical barriers.
August 01, 2022
Mass fatality planning is part of an overall, all-hazards emergency preparedness and responseii performed in Louisiana by the Department of Health & Hospitals (DHH). DHH handles Emergency Support Function #8, and is inclusive of support agency in managing human remains, including victim identification and mortuary affairs. This Framework is refined and fully developed with the guidance of DHH staff, the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP), volunteers with DMORT experience, and the 64 parish coroners.
July 31, 2022
Emergency Preparedness Resource by LDH Bureau of Community Preparedness