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Flu cases in Louisiana increasing

The number of flu cases has risen in the state of Louisiana, and those numbers continue to rise, according to a Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals news release.

“From the beginning of November to the end of February, the number of people seeing their doctor for flu-like symptoms nearly doubled, and the percentage of flu tests that came back positive increased nearly tenfold,” DHH Immunization Medical Director Dr. Frank Welch said in the release.

Though flu cases are still rising, according to the release, flu shots are still available and effective.

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