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(WAFB) Doctors encourage vaccinations

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) – The runny noses, coughs, and sneezes are ramping up as the flu season takes hold in south Louisiana.   “The last couple of weeks we’ve…

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The Advocate: Louisiana sees major uptick in flu cases; here’s how to prevent, treat illness, experts say

By Charles Lussier | clussier@theadvocate.com Jan 2, 2018 – 6:39 PM The flu hit Louisiana in a big way in December, and medical professionals are worried that the early weeks…

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National Immunization Awareness Month

August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) The goal of NIAM is to increase awareness about immunizations across the lifespan, from infants to the elderly. August is an ideal time…

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3 Things Parents Need to Know About Mumps

1.) What is Mumps? Mumps is a viral infection that is spread by respiratory secretions (i.e., coughing, sneezing). It most commonly causes painful swelling of the salivary glands, low-grade fever,…

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WBRZ: Doctors Seeing Increase in Patients with the Flu

BATON ROUGE – Doctors are seeing an uptick in patients with the flu this time of year in Baton Rouge. Dr. Mindy Calandro, of the Baton Rouge Clinic, said that…

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WBRZ: Flu mist vaccination no longer available for flu season

BATON ROUGE – A popular flu mist vaccination is no longer available for patients this flu season. Research from the Center for Disease Control revealed that the nasal spray vaccine…

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Common Flu Concerns

The Flu Influenza (the flu) is a respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses A or B and spread by respiratory secretions of infected individuals. Symptoms of the flu include fevers,…

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