Two cases of the flu have been confirmed, which means flu season has officially arrived in Webster Parish.

“We’ve already had two cases of the flu documented this year, so we’re already in flu season,” said Dr. Kim Reagan, pediatrician.

Ashley Frye, infection preventionist with Minden Medical Center, says the flu season typically begins around October, although last year it hit the northwest Louisiana region earlier than expected and lasted longer than expected. In 2013-14, the medical industry missed the mark on flu vaccinations as the H1N1 hit the region with a vengeance.

“The ones (vaccinations) that we are using right now has


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