Louisiana Department of Health & Hospitals | Kathy Kliebert, Secretary

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Friday, July 25, 2014
DHH Reports State’s First West Nile Virus Death

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) is reporting the state’s first West Nile virus death of 2014. The death occurred in Caddo Parish. This week, DHH is confirming six new cases of West Nile virus, including the one death, bringing this year's total number of cases to nine. This week's new infections include four cases of neuroinvasive disease, with two cases in Caddo Parish, one case in East Baton Rouge Parish and one case in St. Tammany Parish. The state has one new case of West Nile fever in Caddo and one new asymptomatic case in Livingston Parish. In addition to these new cases, a previously reported asymptomatic case in Livingston Parish has been upgraded to West Nile fever.

Monday, July 14, 2014
Is Your Child Fully Prepared to Head to School?

The new school year is approaching, is your child ready? Preparation isn't limited to getting uniforms and school supplies. Every child should be protected before heading to the classroom and that means being certain they are up-to-date on their childhood vaccinations. The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals reminds parents that ensuring children have received their necessary vaccinations is not only important, it's the law.

Tuesday, July 08, 2014
DHH Reports 2014’s First Human Cases of West Nile Virus

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has reported the state's first human cases of West Nile virus of 2014. The three cases were recently confirmed in Livingston Parish and were all asymptomatic, meaning these individuals did not know they were infected, and only found out while donating blood or having blood work.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
DHH Dental provider Q & A calls to take place weekly on Wednesdays

The Department of Health and Hospitals' (DHH) teleconference for providers interested in the new Medicaid Dental Benefit Management Program will occur weekly.

Friday, June 13, 2014
State Announces New Commercial Oyster Harvest Rules

The Louisiana Departments of Health and Hospitals, and Wildlife and Fisheries announced two new rules regarding the commercial harvest of oysters intended for raw consumption. These new rules are in effect daily and will help ensure the safety of oysters intended for raw consumption and simplify harvesting practices to support Louisiana’s fisheries. The new rules require two major changes to the way oysters are currently harvested:

Friday, June 13, 2014
Sunday is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

This weekend, communities across the nation and throughout the world will unite to observe World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. In Louisiana, Governor Bobby Jindal proclaimed June 15, 2014 as Elder Abuse Awareness Day.