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  • Louisiana Influenza 2018-19; 2 fatalities

    Homepage: http://ldh.la.gov/index.cfm/page/1591

    Week 43: 10/21/18 - 10/27/18

    Influenza activity is slowly increasing in Louisiana. The State Public Health Laboratory
    identified the first positive influenza surveillance sample this season; it was Influenza
    B/Victoria, which is included in both the trivalent and quadrivalent vaccine
    formulations. Influenza B are also the predominant positive rapid result being reported
    from clinical laboratories around the state. Rhino/Enteroviruses continue to circulate
    at a very high level and represent 60% of all non-influenza viruses being reported by
    laboratories around the state.
    ...
    http://ldh.la.gov/assets/docs/Survei...luenza1843.pdf
    Twitter: @RonanKelly13
    The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.

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    Week 44: 10/28/18 - 11/3/18


    Influenza activity is slowly increasing in Louisiana. Influenza B remains the
    predominant positive rapid result being reported from clinical laboratories around the
    state. Rhino/Enteroviruses continue to circulate at a very high level and represent
    >50% of all non-influenza viruses being reported by laboratories around the state
    ...
    http://ldh.la.gov/assets/docs/Survei...luenza1844.pdf
    Twitter: @RonanKelly13
    The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.

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    • #3
      Week 45: 11/4/18 - 11/10/18

      Influenza activity continues to increase in Louisiana. Influenza B remains the predominant positive rapid result being reported from clinical laboratories around the state. Rhino/Enteroviruses and RSV represent 68% of non-influenza viruses reported.
      http://ldh.la.gov/assets/docs/Survei...luenza1845.pdf
      Twitter: @RonanKelly13
      The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.

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      • #4

        Week 47: 11/18/18 - 11/24/18
        Influenza activity continues to increase in Louisiana. The amount of influenza A
        positives being reported from clinical laboratories around the state is increasing.
        Rhino/Enteroviruses and RSV represent the majority (65%) of non-influenza viruses
        reported.
        http://ldh.la.gov/assets/docs/Survei...luenza1847.pdf
        Twitter: @RonanKelly13
        The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.

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        • #5
          Louisiana Department of Health to hold statewide flu vaccination clinics

          December 05, 2018


          Baton Rouge, La. – According to Centers for Disease Prevention and Control data, Louisiana is among the states with the highest levels of flu activity so far this season. Because of this, the Louisiana Department of Health is encouraging people to not delay in getting a flu shot.

          The flu vaccine is readily available for both children and adults throughout the state at healthcare providers and community pharmacies. In addition, the Louisiana Department of Health is making flu shots available at parish health units to allow people an easy way to get flu shots at no cost to the patient.

          A special one-day flu shot promotion will be held Thursday, December 13 from 2 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.

          A full list of sites that all be offering the flu shot can be found here.
          “At the parish health units, we have extended the evening hours to better allow people to get their shot after they leave school or work,” said Dr. Frank Welch, immunization director for the Louisiana Department of Health.

          The flu causes approximately 500 deaths and nearly 3,000 hospitalizations each year in Louisiana. However, in Louisiana last year, there were more than 15,000 hospitalizations and more than 1,600 deaths from the flu. Of those more than 1,600 deaths, five were pediatric deaths.

          “In terms of flu seasons, the last one was very severe. Now is the time to get a flu shot and protect yourself from a serious illness,” said Dr. Welch. “Although a flu shot is never 100 percent effective, a vaccination is the best way to prevent getting sick from the flu and getting serious complications.


          The Louisiana Department of Health offers these reminders to help keep people from spreading the flu:
          • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
          • If you have cold symptoms or have fever greater than 100.3, stay away from others until you have not had a fever for 24 hours.
          • Call your doctor immediately to see if an antiviral medication is appropriate for you.
          • If you are sick, do not visit vulnerable loved ones who may be receiving care in a hospital, nursing home, cancer center or other setting.
          • If you are sick, do not kiss babies, pregnant women, grandparents and others who may be at a higher risk of getting sick.
          • Cover your cough and sneeze.
          • Try not to touch your eyes, nose and mouth.
          • Wash your hands frequently.
          • Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs like the flu.
          • These community flu clinics are open to the public, and walk-ups are welcome. Wear short or loose-fitting sleeves.
          Cost? The shots at the parish health units on Dec. 13 are no cost to everyone who participates. If you have insurance, bring your insurance information with you as your insurance will be billed.
          ...
          http://ldh.la.gov/index.cfm/newsroom/detail/4994

          "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
          -Nelson Mandela

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          • #6
            Week 48: 11/25/18 - 12/1/18
            Influenza activity remains above baseline in Louisiana. Percent positivity of influenza
            tests remains below 3%. Rhino/Enteroviruses and RSV represent the majority (70%)
            of non-influenza viruses reported.

            http://ldh.la.gov/assets/docs/Survei...luenza1848.pdf
            Twitter: @RonanKelly13
            The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.

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            • #7
              Week 49: 12/2/18 - 12/8/18

              Influenza activity remains near baseline in Louisiana. This week the state public health
              laboratory identified an influenza A/H1N1 infection in a surveillance sample.
              Rhino/Enteroviruses, RSV, and Metapneumovirus represent the majority of noninfluenza viruses reported.
              http://ldh.la.gov/assets/docs/Survei...luenza1849.pdf
              Twitter: @RonanKelly13
              The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.

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              • #8
                Week 50: 12/8/18 - 12/15/18
                Influenza activity remains near baseline in Louisiana. This week the state public health
                laboratory released more influenza results; they are displayed in the graph on page 3
                by the week the specimens were collected. Rhino/Enteroviruses and RSV represent the
                majority of non-influenza viruses reported.
                ...
                http://ldh.la.gov/assets/docs/Survei...luenza1850.pdf
                Twitter: @RonanKelly13
                The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.

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                • #9
                  Week 51: 12/16/18 - 12/22/18
                  Influenza activity increased slightly this week in Louisiana. Rhino/Enteroviruses and RSV continue to represent the majority of non-influenza viruses reported.

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                  http://ldh.la.gov/assets/docs/Survei...luenza1851.pdf
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                  • #10
                    Week 52: 12/23/18 - 12/29/18

                    Influenza activity increased this week in Louisiana. Rhino/Enteroviruses, RSV, and
                    Coronaviruses represent the majority of non-influenza viruses reported.

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                    • #11
                      Week 1: 12/30/18 - 1/5/19
                      Influenza activity remained high this week in Louisiana. Rhino/Enteroviruses, RSV,
                      and Coronaviruses represent the majority of non-influenza viruses reported.

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                      • #12
                        Week 2: 1/6/19 - 1/12/19

                        Influenza activity decreased this week in Louisiana but remains above regional
                        baseline. Rhino/Enteroviruses, RSV, and Coronaviruses represent the majority of noninfluenza viruses reported.
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                        • #13
                          Week 3: 1/13/19 - 1/19/19
                          Influenza activity increased slightly this week in Louisiana. The percent of positive
                          tests reported from clinical labs increased this week in Louisiana and nationwide.
                          Rhino/Enteroviruses, RSV, and Coronaviruses continue to represent the majority of
                          non-influenza viruses reported.

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                          http://ldh.la.gov/assets/docs/Survei...luenza1903.pdf
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                          • #14
                            Marrero school cleaning planned after absences surge

                            Updated Jan 28, 4:36 PM; Posted Jan 28, 12:49 PM
                            ...
                            By Greg LaRose, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

                            A thorough school cleaning is planned Monday afternoon (Jan. 28) once classes are dismissed at Ray St. Pierre Academy in Marrero after 110 students were absent or checked out during the day. A school system official said some of the students have reported having “a stomach bug or flu-like symptoms.”
                            ...
                            The 110 students account for nearly 30 percent of the enrollment at St. Pierre Academy, which serves pre-kindergarten through fifth-grade students.
                            ...
                            “Our Health Services Director is checking with the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) to see if they are aware of any illnesses going around in the area that would impact those students,” Beasley said.
                            ...
                            School officials contacted the Louisiana Department of Health, although there is no reporting requirement for an unusual number of student illnesses, communications director Robert Johannessen said. Schools and daycares are encouraged to notify the state when illnesses exceed normal levels, he said.
                            ...
                            https://www.nola.com/education/2019/...ces-surge.html
                            "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
                            -Nelson Mandela

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                            • #15
                              More than 120 students pulled from Marrero school due to flu-like illness

                              BY CHAD CALDER | CCALDER@THEADVOCATE.COM UPDATED JAN 29, 2019 AT 4:07 PM

                              More than a quarter of the students at Ray St. Pierre Academy in Marrero were absent Tuesday following an outbreak of an illness that had 122 students missing school, either suffering from flulike symptoms or out of fear of contracting a virus.

                              As of Tuesday afternoon, the Jefferson Parish public school system knew of 15 confirmed cases of the flu among the school's students, spokesman Ted Beasley said.
                              ...
                              "We'll continue to monitor the situation," Beasley said. "We have checked with other schools and don't have any reports of this impacting other schools. Our Health Services Department checked with the (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) yesterday to see if they were aware of a contagious illness going around, which they were not. We're encouraging parents to keep their children home if they are sick."

                              Dr. Raoult Ratard, of the Louisiana Department of Health’s infectious disease program, said there was a spike in confirmed flu cases statewide during the first couple weeks of the year, though it has since returned to normal levels. He added, however, that there could be other spikes before the season is over.
                              ...
                              As for what is happening at Ray St. Pierre Academy, “it looks like it’s a combination of several respiratory viruses,” Ratard said. “We have collected some samples and we will see if it is anything special.”

                              https://www.theadvocate.com/new_orle...0e372e2df.html
                              "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
                              -Nelson Mandela

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