Public Health

October 19, 2017
With flu season starting, the Louisiana Department of Health is holding flu vaccination clinics throughout the central region of the state. The flu causes approximately 500 deaths and nearly 3,000 hospitalizations each year in Louisiana.
October 19, 2017
As of Oct. 19, 49 cases of a gastrointestinal illness have been confirmed with 31 people hospitalized. One death has occurred and an autopsy is occurring to determine if the death was caused by this illness or other causes. The ages of those with a confirmed illness range from 15 years old to 70.
October 17, 2017
With flu season starting, the Louisiana Department of Health is scheduling flu vaccination clinics throughout the state. A flu clinic is set for Wednesday, October 18 in Winnfield. The flu causes approximately 500 deaths and nearly 3,000 hospitalizations each year in Louisiana.
October 12, 2017
The Louisiana Department of Health will reopen New Orleans-area oyster growing waters, Areas 1-13, effective 30 minutes before sunrise on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. The areas had previously been closed as a precaution due to adverse weather conditions from Tropical System Nate.
October 12, 2017
With flu season starting, the Louisiana Department of Health is scheduling flu vaccination clinics throughout the state. The first clinic is set for Monday, October 16 in Thibodaux. The flu causes approximately 500 deaths and nearly 3,000 hospitalizations each year in Louisiana.
October 11, 2017
With flu season starting, the Louisiana Department of Health reminds all residents of the importance of getting an annual flu vaccine.
October 06, 2017
The Louisiana Department of Health will close New Orleans-area molluscan shellfish growing waters, Areas 1-13, effective at sunset on Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. This is a precautionary closure due to the adverse weather conditions from Tropical System Nate.
October 03, 2017
Funding is now available to help local communities start new mosquito control programs. Using a one-time grant of $500,000 from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Louisiana Department of Health is now offering funding to local governments to help them establish new mosquito control programs.
September 27, 2017
Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that the Louisiana Department of Health will utilize new and expanded federal grants to continue implementing innovative, effective strategies for combating the opioid problem in Louisiana. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded nearly $1 million for ongoing data collection, tracking and analysis of opioid-related overdoses statewide.
September 13, 2017
The Louisiana Department of Health has awarded a $2.31 million loan to the DeSoto Parish Waterworks District No. 1. The loan is through the State’s Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund, and will help the District improve its drinking water system.