flu

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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Associated Press
November 03, 2019 - 7:56 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's health department is holding one-day flu vaccination clinics around the state where people can get free flu shots. The free flu shot events began in October and are continuing this month. A full list of locations, dates and times is available online. Events are...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
October 27, 2019 - 7:58 pm
Do you ever go to work sick? A recent poll found that most people do go in when they are ill. The Accountemps survey shows nine in ten workers admit to going to work with cold or flu-like symptoms. The company that provides temporary workers urges people to stay home when they are sick. “Remind the...
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Chris Miller
March 15, 2019 - 8:41 am
We've already heard warnings of a secondary wave of the flu coming at us. Now we have word that it could combine with allergy season to really make people miserable. An app that tracks illness, Sickweather, has Louisiana in the top five of states most at risk for an overlap of H3N2 flu and allergy...
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February 20, 2019 - 10:19 am
(WWL.com) According to the Louisiana Department of Health, about one out of ten visits to a health care provider are for flu-like symptoms. While there are flu cases being reported all around the state, LDH indicates a big concentration of reports is in New Orleans. Flu bug expert Dr. Frank Welch...
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Jim Hanzo
February 13, 2019 - 8:49 am
You wake up with a sore throat, or maybe fever and chills, but you still end up going to work. When should you trudge on to the office and when do you stay home and rest to get better? Spreading your sickness to everyone else in the office is certainly not a good idea. Dr. Granville Morse, Chairman...
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February 05, 2019 - 1:56 pm
(WWL.com) -- According to the Louisiana Department of Health, the flu is on the rise as almost six percent of doctor visits are for flu-like symptoms. LDH flu bug expert Dr. Frank Welch said the state has seen several small outbreaks in schools and nursing homes. “We are definitely in the thick of...
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January 03, 2019 - 2:45 pm
Louisiana is one of nine states reporting a high activity level for flu-like illnesses. That's according to CDC's latest U.S. Influenza Surveillance report. LSU Health New Orleans Infectious Diseases specialist, Doctor Fred Lopez, encourages Louisiana residents to get the flu shot now. "Remember,...
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