A third Minnesotan under the age of 18 has died of the flu. The Minnesota Department of Health officials confirmed the death Wednesday. It’s the third pediatric death since flu season began.
State health officials say they can’t remember the last time Minnesota has had such an early widespread flu.
December marks the start of peak flu season. State Health officials warn every-day spots like grocery store are common places to pick up the virus. “Going to mall, going to store, going to church,” said Doug Schultz of the Minnesota Health Department.
Although concerns are mounting across the nation of Ebola exposure, doctors fear the focus could be diverting attention from another potential threat: the flu.
While there’s national concern about the deadly Ebola virus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says October marks the start of flu season.
The Minnesota Department of Health says the flu is now widespread across Minnesota. The department reported Thursday there were 71 influenza-related hospitalizations reported last week. That’s nearly twice the number reported the week before.
With just a cough or sneeze, it can hit you from six feet away. So cover your mouth and wash those hands, because flu season is back in Minnesota.
Every fall, information flies around about the dreaded flu nearly as fast as the sneezes start to fly, and it can be tough to filter all of that information. Natalie Nyhus talked with Dr. Jess Prischmann to try and separate the myths about the flu from the facts.
Hospitals are at capacity, others are keeping visitors out. This season will go down as a bad one for the flu in Minnesota, but for at least one family, it will always be the most heartbreaking.
A flu outbreak has hit Minnesota early and health officials say it could get worse.
For some families, getting a flu shot has become a part of their pre-winter routine. Even though the number of flu cases have been way down the past couple of winters.
It’s an early spring but a late flu season. In fact, the influenza season in Minnesota may have peaked only last week. The most recent weekly report indicated that 61 people were hospitalized with confirmed cases.
The flu can be serious, even deadly and it spreads easily, but this year, many are wondering, where is it?
The flu season in Minnesota has claimed two more lives, which brings the total number of deaths this season to three.
Target says it’s time to start thinking flu season as your kids shop for school supplies.