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Flu season hits state hard

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Dr. Ulich gives tips on flu prevention, treatment

Flu season is in full effect, and reports indicate Louisiana is especially flu-stricken this time around.

The latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention identify Louisiana as one of seven states that have “widespread” influenza activity. Six of these seven states are in the South.

In light of this spike in flu cases, Dr. Michael Ulich at Minden Pediatrics said he recommends everyone consider the flu shot as the season progresses.

“It may not prevent every case, but it often can still reduce the symptoms, so we’re still encouraging patients to get flu

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