Public Health

Dispelling Rumors

The Department of Health and Hospitals wants to dispel myths and rumors associated with a recent confirmation of an ameba in the water system in St. Bernard Parish.


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Get Protected

"No one wants to be sick, especially during the holidays," said DHH Secretary Kathy Kliebert. "If you travel, or have relatives coming to visit during the holidays, you need to be protected against the flu. You'll be thankful you got your flu shot.

HIV Prevention

Public health officials have a variety of preventive and community-based programs to reduce STD and HIV rates in Louisiana.