Reports: Infectious Disease

March 08, 2017
This annual report summarizes Louisiana Tuberculosis cases/rates by parish.
October 07, 2015
During West Nile virus season, the health department issues weekly reports listing cases detected and any deaths that occurred. The goal of this surveillance for West Nile infections in humans is to give an updated picture of how widespread West Nile infection is in the population at that time.
October 03, 2014
EV-D68 presents with cold-like symptoms, such as fever, coughing, body aches and a runny nose. It may also cause breathing problems or wheezing. Children with asthma or other respiratory illness are the most susceptible to being infected with EV-D68. When parents notice high fever, dehydration or trouble breathing they should immediately take their child in to see their primary care provider or to see a provider at an urgent care clinic.
August 19, 2014
The goal of the surveillance for West Nile Infections in Humans is to describe the disease burden of the West Nile infection on the human population.
August 24, 2011
Louisiana Arbovirus Surveillance Summary Reports. Surveillance for WNV was initiated in Louisiana in the Spring 2000 and currently involves the testing of dead birds, live birds, sick horses, mosquito pools and sentinel chicken flocks. With the exception of horse testing, WNV testing is performed at the request of individual mosquito abatement districts throughout the state.
April 15, 2009
Tuberculosis is transmitted through the air by individuals with contagious TB who are in close contact with others. In 2008, Louisiana was ranked 7th in the nation for case rates (new cases per 100,000 population). Tuberculosis is curable and preventable. The recognized method for controlling the spread of tuberculosis is directly observed therapy (DOT) where a health care provider observes the patient take every dose of medications. DOT is the standard of care for TB cases in Louisiana.
July 20, 2005
The intent of the Parish Health Profiles is to provide information that will support data driven planning and implementation of health policies and interventions to improve health outcomes for Louisiana and its communities. This site allows you to access the entire Parish Health Profile documents, as well as the data sets for each parish.
July 20, 1999
The intent of the Parish Health Profiles is to provide information that will support data driven planning and implementation of health policies and interventions to improve health outcomes for Louisiana and its communities. This site allows you to access the entire Parish Health Profile documents, as well as the data sets for each parish.