West Nile Fever cases and deaths increase in Louisiana, USA

The total number of cases of West Nile fever have increased to 68. There have been 6 deaths recorded. The most affected parishes (counties) include Bossier, Caddo, Concordia, Jefferson, Tangipahoa, Union, Washington, and Webster.

Travellers to areas where the West Nile Fever virus has been found can reduce their risk of exposure to this virus by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites.

Visit our Health Library for more information on exposure to and the prevention of West Nile Fever.

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