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Early Flu Season (2019)

Louisiana: The State We're In

Details

Collection:LPB

Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2019-10-25

Duration: 00:05:33

Subjects: INFLUENZA | Health | Vaccines

Contributors:

  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Billioux, Alexander Interviewee

Description

This segment from the October 25, 2019, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Andre Moreau’s interview with Dr. Alexander Billioux, the Assistant Secretary for the Office of Public Health at the Louisiana Department of Health. He discusses: the early cluster of flu cases in southeast Louisiana; the importance of getting the flu vaccine; the vulnerability of young children and older adults to the flu; flu shot myths; and the new medications that help to shorten the duration of the flu.