Six West Nile Virus Cases Reported Statewide

West Nile positive

State health officials announced Wednesday the confirmed number of human West Nile virus cases in Louisiana now stands at six and involves people in five parishes.

One of the cases, a victim in St. Tammany Parish, contracted the neuro-invasive form of the mosquito-borne disease that can prove deadly.

Two West Nile cases were discovered in East Baton Rouge Parish.

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