DHH runs awareness campaign after West Nile Virus cases found in Louisiana

DHH runs awareness campaign after West Nile Virus cases found in Louisiana

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The Department of Health and Hospitals is running a West Nile Virus awareness campaign after the first set of West Nile cases were found in Louisiana this year.

"Fight The Bite" began after three new West Nile cases were confirmed in the state this week. Two of the cases are more dangerous neuroinvasive versions of the virus.

One of the cases is from the Baton Rouge Metro area, and the other two landed in Central and Southwest Louisiana.

Last year, Louisiana had 62 neuroinvasive West Nile cases statewide.

Information on how to protect yourself from the dangers of the West Nile Virus can be found HERE.

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