Health

KNX 1070
January 21, 2020 - 7:48 am
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected to announce the first case of coronavirus in the US today. The CDC and Washington state officials say the man is in his 30's and in good condition at a hospital in Everett. A federal source tells CNN the case was reported in Washington...
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Associated Press
January 17, 2020 - 3:27 pm
U.S. health officials have announced they will begin screening airline passengers from central China for a new virus that is making people sick. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Friday it would begin the screening immediately. People traveling from Wuhan, China, will...
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WWL Newsroom
January 07, 2020 - 4:17 pm
A federal law is now in effect banning the sale of tobacco and e-cig products to those under 21, but state law still allows those 18 and up to purchase, a situation that is creating some confusion. Louisiana ATC Commissioner Juana Lombard says if you are a retailer that is contemplating selling...
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Its gets loud in the Dome, watch for hearing loss
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Thomas Perumean
January 05, 2020 - 9:29 am
The Super Dome is always loud and proud. But can all that cheering and screaming be hazardous to your hearing? “Last year for Rams game we were at 128 decibels!” Says Jamie Pierre with Ochsner. She tells WWL-TV that’s like standing under a fighter plane taking off from an aircraft carrier. Can...
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Boil Water
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December 15, 2019 - 6:39 am
A boil water alert issued Saturday remains in place for portions of the West Bank today, and has been extended. People in Algiers, English Turn and the surrounding neighborhoods are advised to use bottled or boiled tap water to drink, cook and clean food until water tests are conducted and come...
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December 15, 2019 - 5:55 am
The Louisiana Office of Public Health says only 25 percent of healthy adults in the state have received a flu shot this year. Immunization medical director, Doctor Frank Welch, says that percentage needs to increase since flu activity is widespread in the state, with almost three times as much...
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Boil
Don Ames
December 14, 2019 - 3:15 pm
The Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans (SWBNO) has issued a precautionary boil water advisory for Algiers due to a drop in water pressure. Regarding the West Bank boil water advisory, the advisory includes all of the West Bank of New Orleans, including English Turn and surrounding...
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State steps up Hep-C fight
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Associated Press
December 11, 2019 - 7:27 am
(AP) - Louisiana is broadening its efforts to combat hepatitis C in hopes of largely eliminating the deadly viral infection. The health department announced Tuesday that 10 Walmart locations around Louisiana will offer free screenings for the liver-damaging disease. Walmart will offer the no-cost...
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Sewerage & Water Board
Don Ames
December 08, 2019 - 5:45 am
A S&WB spokesperson says repairs were completed on the water main break near Yulman Stadium late Saturday night. Crews were reopening valves that were shut off to make the repairs, returning water and higher water pressure levels to Uptown residents. Any residents still without running water...
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Don Ames
December 07, 2019 - 9:23 am
The area under the boil water advisory Uptown has been expanded multiple blocks after crews working to fix a burst pipe found a broken valve as well, officials say. The areas under the boil water advisory originally included: Properties along Calhoun and Palmer Avenue between South Claiborne Avenue...
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