You tried your best. You ate all the vitamin C. You washed your hands. And somehow you still got a cold. Tis the season after all. Whether it's got you or someone you love, it's time to get ready for one of the less pleasant parts of this time of year.
State health officials say the risk of contracting West Nile virus is expected to rise as water from recent flooding across south Louisiana recedes. The year started off relatively slowly in terms of the number of cases. However, that's where the good news stops.