Louisiana remains one of top flu states

Louisiana remains one of the ten states with high levels of flu activity.

That according to the latest federal flu surveillance report.

The total number of pediatric deaths nationwide has risen to 37. A second child from Louisiana died friday, Jan. 3, according to the state Department of Health and Hospitals.

But, DHH stimates that as many as 500 deaths in the state since October could be the result of the flu.

Officials are urging residents to get the flu shot to protect themselves from the spread of this virus.

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