It’s Official: Flu 'Widespread' Throughout Louisiana

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's health department says flu is widespread in the state, and it's still early in the season.

Secretary Rebekah Gee says in a news release Wednesday that Louisiana appears on the way to a severe flu season.

Local pharmacies in New Orleans reported they were out of Tamiflu and urgent care centers reported spikes in flu cases surrounding Christmas.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says Louisiana is among 36 states with widespread flu activity.

State health officer Jimmy Guidry says it's still a good time to get a flu shot.

He says the vaccine is readily available, and the best way to avoid getting sick or reduce the chance of serious complications.

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