Louisiana Department of Health & Hospitals | Kathy Kliebert, Secretary

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Common Questions - Infectious Disease

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Can I get sick from eating oysters?
How do I protect myself from getting hepatitis?
How do I report diseases to the health department?
I know a person who has meningitis. What do I need to do to prevent myself from getting it?
I've been bitten by an animal. Do I need to be vaccinated against rabies?
What diseases are reported to the health department?
What do I do if I recognize an outbreak of disease?
What does the Epidemiology Section do?
What should I do to protect myself from diseases when I travel overseas?
Where can i find the Sanitary Code list of diseases?
How to Report an Outbreak?