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Flu Season Normal But Far From Over

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By Bruce Hagevik, NewsRadio 830 WCCO

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The flu season can have several peaks in the course of the winter. There have been two flu-related deaths in Minnesota but overall, it’s been a normal season.

“Often people at the extremes, that meaning young children and babies and older adults, senior citizens, are at higher risk,” said Dr. David Hilden of Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis.

He said the goods news is, this year’s vaccine provides protection against the strains of flu being seen in patients.

“The main symptom is a cough and a high fever and it usually comes on quite rapidly,” said Hilden.

Several states have reported outbreaks of the flu. Hilden said there’s still time to get the vaccine since the flu season will last at least another couple of months.

NewsRadio 830 WCCO’s Bruce Hagevik Reports

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