Louisiana Department of Health & Hospitals | Kathy Kliebert, Secretary

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Foodborne/Waterborne Disease

Symptoms, Causes and Associated Foods

        FOodborne Infections Caused by Bacteria             

        Foodborne Viruses               

        Food and waterborne Parasites 

        Foodborne Toxins      


How Many Cases OF Foodborne Illnesses in Louisiana?

Reporting a Suspect Outbreak   


Preventing Foodborne Illness:                                    

        Kitchen / food preparation


Waterborne Amebae  

        Is Rinsing Your Sinuses Safe? - FDA

     NAegleria fowleri -Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis (PAM) - CDC

     EPidemiology of Naegleria fowleri Infections - CDC Webinar

                  See also from Epidemiology Manual:    AMebic Encephalitis & Keratitis


Lab Testing

Additional Resources:

       FDA Recalls and Safety Alerts

       Drinking Water Disinfection


Recreational Water Activities



    Recreational Water Brochure

   Recreational Water Brochure - Spanish version

   Twelve Steps to Healthy Swimming - for Aquatics Staff  

               For additional information, go to: 

  Swimming and Other Activities in Recreational Waters (Risk of Disease)- Public Information

Recreational Water Illness and Injury Prevention week

  Wild Animals in Swimming Pools - Public Information

Primary Contact Information:

Foodborne Disease Program: Erin Delaune, MPH
1450 Poydras Street, Ste 2146
 New Orleans,  LA 70112

Telephone: (504) 568-8316
 Fax: (504) 568-8290