LSU offers mumps vaccine to students, faculty on campus
Posted on 3/22/2017 5:36:00 AM.

Today and tomorrow, LSU will offer the mumps vaccine to all students, faculty, and staff, after the Louisiana Department of Health confirmed at least dozen cases of mumps, several of them on the Baton Rouge campus.

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LDH: Mumps outbreak likely to get worse before it gets better
Posted on 3/17/2017 10:38:00 AM.

The Louisiana Department of Health confirms 12 mumps cases, and a state health official predicts this developing outbreak will only get worse. Medical director of the state Immunization Program Dr. Frank Welch says mumps has a long incubation period, which means it can be two to three weeks after someone is exposed before they show symptoms.

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Louisiana is seeing a cluster of mumps cases with students at LSU
Posted on 3/14/2017 11:35:00 AM.

There has been a large outbreak of mumps cases in Arkansas and we’re starting to see cases in Louisiana now. Medical Director of the state Immunization Program Dr. Frank Welch says they’ve been able to confirm at least six cases on the LSU campus.

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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 concerned about mumps making its way to Louisiana
Posted on 12/13/2016 11:22:00 AM.

The Louisiana Department of Health says they’ve been seeing an uptick in mumps cases around college campuses nationwide but more recently a large concentration in Arkansas.

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