19 new West Nile cases in La. bring total to 33
New cases announced Friday include 13 new serious infections
Louisiana health officials say 19 new cases of West Nile Virus infections bring the number of people infected in the state this year to 33.
The new cases announced Friday include 13 new serious infections that caused potentially fatal neuroinvasive disease. Those cases were found in Caddo, Concordia, East Baton Rouge, Jefferson, Lafourche, Livingston, Orleans, Ouachita, Rapides and St. Tammany parishes.
Less serious cases of West Nile Fever, which causes flu-like symptoms, were reported in Calcasieu, East Baton Rouge and St. Tammany parishes. The remaining cases -- the latest found in Concordia, Rapides and Terrebonne parishes -- caused no symptoms.
For the year, there have been 16 total cases of neuroinvasive West Nile cases, six total cases of West Nile Fever, and 11 cases with no symptoms.
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