Louisiana not seeing as many flu cases as other states
Posted on 1/25/2017 11:08:00 AM.

Louisiana isn’t seeing as many flu cases as we usually do this time of year. That’s according to the state’s flu bug expert, Dr. Frank Welch, who says right now, 4 out of every 100 doctor visits in the state is for the flu. He says there’s several reasons we’re seeing a slower flu season this year.
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Flu cases starting to rise just in time for the holidays
Posted on 12/23/2016 5:48:00 AM.

The holiday season is here, and unfortunately so is flu season. Dr. Frank Welch with LDH says we’re seeing a slight uptick in the number of flu cases in Louisiana.
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LDH reminds people that peak flu season has begun
Posted on 12/4/2016 2:45:00 PM.

The Louisiana Department of Health reminds the public that December is the start of peak flu season. Dr. Frank Welch with LDH says flu activity has been low so far this year, as only 2 out of every 100 doctor visits in Louisiana have been flu related. He says there are things people can do to avoid getting sick.
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DHH: Take precautions to avoid holiday flu bug
Posted on 11/25/2015 1:45:00 AM.

The Holiday Season is here, which means flu season is coming too. Dr. Frank Welch with the Department of Health and Hospitals says luckily this flu season is off to a slower start but you still should get your flu shot. 
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