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Report of sudden spike in flu cases

The emergency departments at LCMC hospitals are reporting a sudden spike in flu cases:

  • University Medical Center reported 71 flu cases in January and 107 cases as of Feb. 12.
  • West Jefferson Medical Center there were 126 flu cases for both adult and pediatric patients in January and 180 cases as of Feb. 10.
  • Children’s Hospital New Orleans, the emergency department started seeing an uptick in patients coming in with flu-like symptoms starting Jan. 27. Last Monday (Feb. 11) their ER had 275 patients total come in during the day

The outbreak is not as severe as it was last year, but this year’s flu spike is still worth monitoring.

>> Click here to read the full NOLA.com report