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CDC: Weekly U.S. Influenza Surveillance

The most recent FluView report shows increasing flu activity in the United States. Further increases in activity are expected in the coming weeks. Flu activity most often peaks in February and can last into…

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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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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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Press Releases
ACIP votes down use of LAIV for 2016-2017 flu season

Media Statement For Immediate Release: Wednesday, June 22, 2016 Contact: Media Relations, (404) 639-3286 CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) today voted that live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV), also known as…

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The Flu: 3 Questions Answered

What is Influenza? Influenza is a virus causing fever, chills, muscle aches, congestion and coughing, and occasionally vomiting and diarrhea. Although most children with influenza recover within a few days,…

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