State health officials say three more cases of West Nile virus have been confirmed in Louisiana during the past week. All three were West Nile fever cases and there was one each in Ascension, Lafayette, and Ouachita Parishes.
It has been almost a month since the Biomedical Research Foundation officially took over operations of the LSU hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe, but State Treasurer John Kennedy says this privatization effort is not to save money on operating costs.
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has tested the water at Heritage Manor and samples have come back negative for contaminants. The boil advisory put in place there earlier this week has been lifted.
The American Red Cross is doing some special training this weekend. The focus is on Shelter Operations, which are essential for northwest Louisiana in the event of disasters like hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and fires.
Cold or flu -- how do you know which one you have? Dr. Shanilee Singh with Ark-La-Tex Children's Clinic in Bossier City says the symptoms are very similar between the two, so much so that the only way to know for sure which one you have is through a simple test.
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