Health Department reports 11 new West Nile cases, one new death
Daily News Staff Report
BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) continues to detect West Nile cases up to the year’s end, with state health officials reporting 11 new cases and one new death last week.
According to a press release issued Monday, Louisiana is experiencing its worst West Nile outbreak in a decade this year, and nationwide, West Nile cases are the highest they have been since 2003. Louisiana is among the 13 states with the highest case counts, though according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a third of the West Nile cases in the country are reported from the neighboring state of Texas.
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