The latest weekly surveillance report released Friday by Louisiana’s Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) shows no reported cases of West Nile Virus in Jackson Parish. The reports are released weekly and posted online.
At last week’s Board of Aldermen meeting of the Town of Jonesboro, Nicole Patterson said that her eight year old son had contracted the disease. Patterson claimed that he contracted the virus in Jonesboro, because he hadn’t been anywhere else recently.
She said that the town had not sprayed for mosquitoes because of “dirty politics” and “racism.”
Health care providers are mandated to report within one (1) business day insect-borne neuroinvasive disease (west nile virus) suspected cases, confirmed cases, or positive laboratory results.
See here Louisiana’s Sanitary Code.