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.
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.