Public Health

July 19, 2016
Are you interested in learning more about the health of your community or a researcher looking for health data? A new site developed by the Department of Health can provide you with information like the number of uninsured Louisianans, the rates of those with chronic illnesses or obesity, environmental statistics and even which communities have access to healthy foods.
July 12, 2016
The Louisiana Department of Health has received confirmation of one additional case of Zika virus from another state laboratory. The patient had travelled to a region with ongoing Zika transmission and sought medical care in another state after returning, where tests confirmed the viral infection.
July 12, 2016
The Louisiana Department of Health has received confirmation of one additional case of Zika virus from another state laboratory. The patient had travelled to a region with ongoing Zika transmission and sought medical care in another state after returning, where tests confirmed the viral infection.
July 12, 2016
This is the eighth case of travel-associated Zika confirmed in a Louisiana resident. There have been no confirmed cases of local transmission within Louisiana or in the rest of the 50 states.
July 07, 2016
The Department of Health announced today it is suspending all services at the East Baton Rouge Parish Health Unit on Florida Blvd. Earlier this week, the Department of Health received a report that detailed the presence of mold throughout the building. Mold is known to cause adverse health effects to people with compromised immune systems.
June 24, 2016
The Louisiana Department of Health’s Public Health Laboratory has confirmed one additional case of Zika virus. The patient had travelled to a region with ongoing Zika transmission and sought medical care in Louisiana after, where tests confirmed the viral infection.
June 16, 2016
The Louisiana Department of Health’s Public Health Laboratory has confirmed two more cases of Zika virus. The patients had travelled to a region with ongoing Zika transmission and sought medical care in Louisiana after, where tests confirmed the viral infection.
May 24, 2016
Louisiana’s top health official doesn’t mince words when discussing the Zika virus threat to the state.
May 19, 2016
In order to lower Louisiana’s rate of new HIV infections, DeAnn Gruber, STD/HIV program director with the Louisiana Office of Public Health, joined researchers from Emory University to share new information that analyzes the rates of HIV among men who have sex with men (MSM) both nationwide and in Louisiana.
May 13, 2016
Too much time sitting in front of the television or watching a phone or tablet is linked to poor school performance, childhood obesity and attention problems.