west nile virus

How to Protect Yourself Against West Nile Virus
West Nile Virus is tricky, as most cases are asymptomatic. Around 10 percent develop into West Nile, which can be as benign as a very mild flu, or in some rare cases lead to serious illness or even death. But there are simple things you can do in Louisiana to minimize your chances of being infected.
Louisiana Horse Owners Urged to Vaccinate
A two-year-old horse in Livingston Parish has tested positive for both Eastern Equine Encephalitis and West Nile Virus. These are the first known cases of either virus in Louisiana this year
West Nile Cases Continue to Mount
State health officials say we've recorded one more death and eleven more cases of West Nile virus in Louisiana in the past week. That brings our totals for the year to 382 cases and 17 deaths.
Cooler Weather Does Not Equate to Drop in West Nile Cases
The State Department of Health and Hospitals has confirmed 15 more West Nile cases in the past week and another death. The brings to 16 the number of people who have died from the disease so far this year in Louisiana and a total of 371 confirmed cases.

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