Dr. Fred Lopez

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January 22, 2020 - 3:56 pm
First coronavirus case hits U.S. but is the risk of epidemic as great here as it is in China?
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Jim Hanzo
January 22, 2020 - 3:04 pm
Althought the Wuhan Coronavirus has spread rapidly in China, and also reached the United States, it isn't posing much of a threat to Americans. It is however transmitted person to person, but there is no vaccine at this time.
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Jim Hanzo
November 18, 2019 - 3:56 pm
Folks who come down with the flu this season may be turned onto Baloxivir, an anti-viral treatment that’s been out a little over a year publicly. LSU Health New Orleans Professor Dr. Fred Lopez says if you get infected, the treatment can help reduce the severity and amount of time you’ll be under...
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Tommy Tucker, WWL First News
April 29, 2019 - 11:16 am
I don’t get it. It doesn’t make sense. What would be the motive? Do you REALLY believe everything you see on the internet or social media? Which is the bigger gamble when it comes to the health of your child…getting them vaccinated or leaving them unvaccinated because of things you’ve read, seen or...
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Chris Miller
April 18, 2019 - 5:56 pm
Do you worry that the measles vaccine you got when you were a kid has worn off? Some companies are offering to blood-test people to see if they're still immune -- for a fee, of course. Is that really necessary? One company claims even if you were vaccinated as a child, your immunity could have worn...
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Don Ames
March 08, 2019 - 8:19 am
Though flu has been widespread in Louisiana this season, it's been mild compared to last year. But emerging data, just revealed by health officials, suggest the second half of this season may be more aggressive, and it's only just beginning. The CDC says a deadly, secondary strain of the bug has...
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Jim Hanzo
June 20, 2018 - 8:38 am
Orleans Parish is the latest parish to announce that some mosquitoes have tested positive for the West Nile virus. Mosquitoes carrying the virus have also been found in St. John, St. Tammany, and Tangipahoa Parishes. How concerned should we be? Dr. Fred Lopez, LSU Health Infectious Diseases says...
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