The seasonal flu generally begins around October and runs through March.
Here are some important reminders to help prevent the spread of any type of infection or illness as recommended by the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals:
In children, emergency warning signs that need urgent medical attention include:
Visitors experiencing flu-like symptoms are being asked not to visit hospital patients. In addition, patients with flu-like symptoms who go to the ER for treatment will be asked to wear a surgical mask while in the waiting areas. In order to better serve our patients and reduce the risk of cross contamination, patients will be located on a single nursing unit, one for adults and one for pediatrics.