Tulane study indicates flu spreads through Super Bowl celebrations

Scientists from Tulane University recently conducted a study showing that Super Bowl celebrations in cities that have teams in the Super Bowl led to more flu deaths among seniors than in other cities. Read More »

Tulane researchers have new TB vaccine in development

Scientists from the Tulane National Primate Research Center (TNPRC) at Tulane University are creating a novel tuberculosis (TB) vaccine that may be more effective than traditional vaccines. Read More »

Louisiana reports 55th West Nile virus case of 2015

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) confirmed another West Nile virus case this week, the 55th for 2015. Read More »

Tulane researchers seek new TB vaccine

A team of scientists from the Tulane National Primate Research Center (TNPRC) have taken the lead in discovering a new tuberculosis (TB) vaccine. Read More »

Congress pushes CDC and White House to extend funding for HIV prevention

More than 20 bipartisan members of Congress have urged the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the White House to further expand funding dedicated to HIV prevention in suburban and rural areas of the Deep South states. Read More »

Louisiana has seen 20 West Nile cases in 2015

Ten people have developed neuroinvasive disease as a result of the mosquito-borne virus. Read More »

Louisiana health official warns of West Nile virus

Officials from the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) recently released a statement encouraging Louisiana residents to prepare for West Nile virus as summer approaches. Read More »

Louisiana Health Department, Walmart partner to promote infant vaccines

Joint effort part of National Infant Immunization Week Read More »

Louisiana health department opens public health laboratory

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) celebrated as it recently opened the public health laboratory in Baton Rouge, a part of Louisiana’s response to public health concerns such as food borne illnesses, radiation events and Ebola, among other issues. Read More »

Louisiana reduces TB rate by more than 50 percent

Health professionals have reduced the state of Louisiana's tuberculosis (TB) rate by more than half between 2010 and 2014. Read More »

Louisiana reports two more West Nile cases

Despite the Ebola virus dominating national headlines recently, the Louisiana Department of Health & Hospitals says residents should be more worried about West Nile virus after two new patients were diagnosed last week. Read More »