Louisiana receives $400,000 from CDC to fight Zika
Posted on 8/3/2016 12:04:00 PM.

Louisiana has received $400,000 from the Centers for Disease Control to fight the Zika virus. Dr. Frank Welch with the Department of Health says this money is targeted specifically for pregnant women, who are most at risk. He says the money will be used to educate both OBGYNs and women about the virus, as well as for medical care if a woman gets Zika.

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Local Zika transmission could be coming to Louisiana
Posted on 8/1/2016 2:48:00 AM.

Louisiana is ready for the possibility of local transmission of the Zika Virus. There are four confirmed cases of Zika in Florida in people who did not travel out of the country or have contact with someone who did. State Medical Director for Community Preparedness, Dr. Frank Welch, says Louisiana has been preparing since January.More

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Health officials host public meeting in New Orleans to discuss Zika virus
Posted on 5/23/2016 3:28:00 AM.

Health experts will share information about the Zika Virus with the public during a 5:30 PM meeting at LSU Health New Orleans Human Development Center. A panel of experts will discuss where the virus is, where it’s expected to go, and other important information. Dr. Robert Maupin with LSU Health New Orleans says the CDC has released a report showing the number of Zika cases in the US, but local transmission has yet to occur in the states.

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The state is preparing for possible Zika outbreak
Posted on 3/21/2016 3:29:00 AM.

Experts say southeast Louisiana is at a high risk of a Zika outbreak this summer. Dr. Frank Welch, with the Louisiana Department Health and Hospitals says state and local health officials are performing extensive surveillance.

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Two possible Zika cases in Louisiana
Posted on 2/11/2016 2:23:00 PM.

The State Department of Health and Hospitals is investigating two possible Zika cases in Louisiana. Dr. Frank Welch, with the Louisiana Office of Public Health, says officials learned of these two cases after the patients complained to their doctors about feeling ill after visiting the Caribbean.

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