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Dr. Frank Welch Interview (2009)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2009-05-08

Duration: 00:04:15

Subjects: Health Care | Welch, Frank | Louisiana. Department of Health and Hospitals | Health | H1N1 influenza | Swine influenza | Vaccines


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Welch, Frank Interviewee


This segment from the May 8, 2009, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features an in-studio interview with Dr. Frank Welch, the Medical Director of Immunizations for the Department of Health and Hospitals, about the outbreak of the H1N1 flu, or swine flu, in Louisiana. Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford talk to Dr. Welch about the number of cases in Louisiana, swine flu as a relatively mild illness, H1N1 as a new strain of the flu without an available vaccination, recommendations for people who are feeling sick, and prevention tips for the flu.