DHH to open Shreveport water testing laboratory
Posted on 2/29/2016 4:24:00 AM.
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals opens a new water testing laboratory in Shreveport on Monday. The lab is expected to speed up the time it takes to test samples from drinking water systems in north Louisiana.
Louisiana Department of health and Hospitals, DHH, Bob Johannessen

DHH reports state's second death from West Nile virus
Posted on 8/8/2014 6:56:00 PM.
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals confirms the state's second West Nile virus death this year.  The death occurred in the Capital Area Region 2 which consists of East and West Feliciana, East and West Baton Rouge, Pointe Coupee, Iberville Parish and Ascension Parishes.
 
 
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West Nile, Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, David Holcombe, mosquitoes

DHH reports another child dies from the flu
Posted on 2/28/2014 7:43:00 PM.
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals reports a fifth child has died as a result of the flu during this influenza season. DHH says the latest casualty comes from central Louisiana. The four previous pediatric deaths were from northwest (1), southeast (2) and southwest Louisiana (1).
Flu death, Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals

DHH calls for higher chlorine levels in drinking water
Posted on 11/7/2013 12:00:00 PM.
The state department of health and hospitals is requiring local water systems to maintain a higher disinfectant level. The emergency rule is in response to the recent discovery of a deadly amoeba in water systems in St. Bernard and DeSoto Parishes. D-H-H Assistant Secretary J-T Lane says increasing the chlorine level should lead to safer water.
JT Lane, Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals

State health officials urge residents to get the flu shot
Posted on 10/25/2013 2:07:00 PM.
State health officials say now is the time to get the flu shot, even though the peak of the influenza season in Louisiana is not until February. The state department of health and hospitals flu shot expert, Doctor Frank Welch, says it's best to get the shot now, before the flu bug gets you. 
Fight the flu, Dr. Frank Welch, Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals

State confirms 1st West Nile death of the year
Posted on 9/6/2013 2:18:00 PM.
Louisiana health officials say a person in Rapides Parish has died as a result of the West Nile Virus. It's the state's first death from the mosquito-borne disease this year. LSU public health entomologist Kristen Healey has a warning for residents, September is one of the worst months for mosquitoes.
West Nile Virus, Rapides Parish, Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals




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