Louisiana Department of Health

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Name: Louisiana Department of Health
First reported 2 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 1 reports

Former health secretary charged with perjury

The state’s former health secretary, once heralded by Gov. Bobby Jindal for leading the privatization trend in public health care, has been charged with lying about his role in securing a lucrative contract for his former employer.An East Baton Rouge ... [Published New Orleans CityBusiness - 2 hours ago]
First reported 2 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 1 reports

Boil water advisory lifted for French Settlement

FRENCH SETTLEMENT, LA (WAFB) -French Settlement Water Co. Is issued a precautionary boil water advisory this weekend to the customers that live in French Settlement only. The boil water advisory was lifted Tuesday morning.A main water line break on Highway ... [Published WAFB - 2 hours ago]
First reported Sep 22 2014 - Updated Sep 22 2014 - 1 reports

Jindal says hospitals are shortsighted on Medicaid expansion

But Jindal, who once served as Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, said that if Medicaid were expanded in Louisiana, the number of people who would move to Medicaid from private insurance would exceed the number of uninsured ... [Published Bayou Buzz - Sep 22 2014]
First reported Sep 21 2014 - Updated Sep 21 2014 - 1 reports

Boil water advisory issued for French Settlement

FRENCH SETTLEMENT, LA (WAFB) -French Settlement Water Co. Is issuing a precautionary boil water advisory to the customers that live in French Settlement only.A main water line break on Highway 16 has been repaired, however, the Louisiana Department of ... [Published WAFB - Sep 21 2014]
First reported Sep 20 2014 - Updated Sep 20 2014 - 1 reports

2014 West Nile Virus Count Climbs To 103

Posted Friday, September 19th 2014 @ 6pmThe Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals confirmed Friday 11 new cases of West Nile virus, including one death in Lafourche Parish.The man who died, lived in Larose and family members say he was in his ... [Published WRNO.com - Sep 20 2014]
First reported Sep 20 2014 - Updated Sep 20 2014 - 1 reports

Water bill relief: Council members propose impact assistance

LAPLACE — Those St. John residents impacted by the recent discovery of Naegleria fowleri ameba in their water may soon see some water bill relief.Water bill adjustments for 12,577 St. John the Baptist Parish residents are under consideration after the ... [Published L' Observateur - Sep 20 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 20 2014 - 1 reports

For the first time this year, no new West Nile cases reported in Caddo this week

Although none were in Caddo or Bossier Parishes, this week, the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) confirmed 11 new cases of West Nile virus, seven of which were neuroinvasive disease infections. Those cases bring this year's total up ... [Published KTAL-TV - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 2 reports

West Jeff reports 2 stable, 1 guarded after being on ship from Africa

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -West Jefferson Medical Center reported Thursday that two of the people sickened on board a ship from Africa are in stable condition, while a third person is in guarded condition.The ship moved Thursday from Belle Chasse to the ... [Published KOLD-TV - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

Lafourche increases mosquito spraying after man dies

LAROSE, LA (WVUE) -Tessie Cantrelle doesn't mess around when it comes to mosquitoes."We have two blowers on our porch, we run our fans just to try to keep them away," said Cantrelle. "We also buy that area spray."Now, after hearing a man in her Larose ... [Published Live 5 WCSC - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 2 reports

No trace of Ebola on New Orleans-bound ship, CDC insists

In a statement released late Wednesday night, the Centers for Disease Control stressed that crew members on a freighter inbound to New Orleans were suffering from malaria and show no traces of Ebola.First responders who took those individuals to the hospital ... [Published WDSU New Orleans - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 2 reports

Cargo Ship Originating from Africa Arrives in New Orleans with Sick Crew

File photo of MV Marine Phoenix (c) MarineTraffic.com/JJ FernandezA possible yet unlikely Ebola scare today in New Orleans after a foreign-flagged ship which recently called in Africa arrived with at least one critically ill crewmember onboard.U.S. health ... [Published GCaptain - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 2 reports

CDC: Ship With Ill Crewmember To Dock In N.O.

Posted Wednesday, September 17th 2014 @ 6pmA ship that had visited the Democratic Republic of the Congo where Ebola cases have been reported is docking in New Orleans so that an ill crewmember can be hospitalized, according to a statement released by ... [Published WRNO.com - Sep 17 2014]

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"We plan to pull investigative samples Monday morning and if all are negative, we will be able to lift the boil water advisory by noon Tuesday" said officials with the French Settlement Water Company, Inc. in a news release sent Sunday
"Temperatures are starting to drop in parts of the state, but the start of fall weather shouldn't change how you protect yourself from mosquito bites outside" said DHH State Epidemiologist Dr. Raoult Ratard
"The City of New Orleans is in close contact with officials at the Center for Disease Control, the Coast Guard, the Louisiana Department of Health & Hospitals, and the Port of New Orleans. To protect the health and safety of our residents, the City has requested that all state and federal agencies take every precaution as though this is the worst-case scenario. We will continue to closely monitor the situation."

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Former health secretary charged with perjury [Published New Orleans CityBusiness - 2 hours ago]
Boil water advisory lifted for French Settlement [Published WAFB - 2 hours ago]
Viewpoints: Surgery Surprise: Out-Of-Network Do... [Published Kaiser Health News - 9 hours ago]
Dept. of Agriculture reinstates Circle Food Sto... [Published Louisiana Weekly - Sep 22 2014]
Jindal says hospitals are shortsighted on Medic... [Published Bayou Buzz - Sep 22 2014]
Boil water advisory issued for French Settlement [Published WAFB - Sep 21 2014]
The cork in the road [Published The Advocate - Sep 21 2014]
2014 West Nile Virus Count Climbs To 103 [Published WRNO.com - Sep 20 2014]
Water bill relief: Council members propose impa... [Published L' Observateur - Sep 20 2014]
Health Officials Confirm 11 New West Nile Virus... [Published Noodls - Sep 20 2014]
For the first time this year, no new West Nile ... [Published KTAL-TV - Sep 19 2014]
West Jeff reports 2 stable, 1 guarded after bei... [Published KOLD-TV - Sep 19 2014]
Lafourche increases mosquito spraying after man... [Published Live 5 WCSC - Sep 19 2014]
Official: CDC Said Critically Ill Person Has Ma... [Published WKRG - Sep 18 2014]
Man dead in Lafourche Parish; West Nile Virus a... [Published WAFB - Sep 18 2014]
Port of New Orleans Ebola Scare False Alarm [Published World Maritime News - Sep 18 2014]
DHH: Fourth ship crew member died in Bahamas [Published KATC 3 - Sep 18 2014]
Joint Statement from DHH and the CDC Regarding ... [Published Noodls - Sep 18 2014]
No trace of Ebola on New Orleans-bound ship, CD... [Published WDSU New Orleans - Sep 18 2014]
Critically ill person taken from ship in Belle ... [Published Lafayette Daily Advertiser - Sep 18 2014]
Cargo Ship Originating from Africa Arrives in N... [Published GCaptain - Sep 18 2014]
Cargo Ship From Africa Arrives in New Orleans W... [Published MaritimeSecurity.Asia - Sep 18 2014]
Child respiratory virus detected in Louisiana [Published Houma Today - Sep 18 2014]
CDC: Ship With Ill Crewmember To Dock In N.O. [Published WRNO.com - Sep 17 2014]
Health officials waiting for ship from Africa t... [Published WDSU New Orleans - Sep 17 2014]
CDC releases statement regarding ship with ill ... [Published KFVS12 - Sep 17 2014]
Auditor outlines plans related to Waterworks 3 ... [Published Beauregard Daily News - Sep 17 2014]
DHH announces 35 WellSpots across Louisiana [Published Bayou Buzz - Sep 15 2014]
DHH announces 35 WellSpots across Louisiana [Published WAFB - Sep 15 2014]
DHH confirms deadly amoeba in Sabine Parish wat... [Published KTAL-TV - Sep 13 2014]
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Cargo Ship From Africa Arrives in New Orleans W... [Published MaritimeSecurity.Asia - Sep 18 2014]
A possible yet unlikely Ebola scare today in New Orleans after a foreign-flagged ship which recently called in Africa arrived with at least one critically ill crewmember onboard. U.S. health officials were alerted to the situation Wednesday morning ...
Centene Corporation Completes Transaction With ... [Published PR Newswire: Health - Jul 01 2014]
ST. LOUIS, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) ("Centene") announced today that it has completed the transaction whereby Community Health Solutions of America, Inc. ("CHS") assigned its contract with the Louisiana Department of ...
Centene Corporation Announces Transactions With... [Published PR Newswire: Health - Jun 05 2014]
ST. LOUIS, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) ("Centene") announced today that it has entered into a transaction whereby Community Health Solutions of America, Inc. ("CHS") will assign its contract with the Louisiana Department ...
How Barack Obama Trapped the GOP On Health Care [Published TAPPED - Apr 03 2014]
Barack Obama has done many dastardly things to Republicans. He regularly ridicules their arguments. He insists on being treated as though he were legitimately the president of the United States. And most cruelly of all, he beat their standard-bearers ...
Yes, There’s A Republican Health Care Plan: Bob... [Published RedState Blog - Apr 03 2014]
There’s a Republican alternative to Obamacare – a health insurance plan rolled out today by Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal. It’s not only a better plan, but starts with a better way to think about how we pay for healthcare. The Search For A Republican ...
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