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Respiratory Illnesses (2023)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2023-12-08

Duration: 00:07:03

Subjects: Health | COVID-19 (Disease) | Respiratory syncytial virus | INFLUENZA


  • St. Cyr, Kara Host
  • Wood, Jacob Interviewee
  • Kanter, Joseph Interviewee


This segment from the December 8, 2023, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Kara St. Cyr’s report on the uptick in respiratory illnesses around the state, including the flu, COVID-19, and RSV. She interviews Dr. Jacob Wood, a family medicine physician with the Baton Rouge General, and Dr. Joseph Kanter, the state health officer with the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH).