INFLUENZA AND OTHER RESPIRATORY VIRUSES

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) such as fever greater than 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. Find more data on the Respiratory Virus Dashboard.

 Influenza

 Surveillance & Vaccination Resources 

 Laboratory Resources 

MERS-CoV

Miscellaneous Resources

 

Primary Contact Information:

Influenza Program: Julie Hand, MSPH

Address:
1450 Poydras Street, Ste. 1641
New Orleans, LA 70112

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