Flu Season

Flu Cases Already Popping Up In MinnesotaWash those hands and cover your coughs -- the flu season is here. The Minnesota Department of Health announced Thursday that two people got so sick last week they had to stay in the hospital.
Health Department Says This Year's Flu Season Should Be MilderState health officials are hoping for a milder flu season. They say this season's vaccine will be more effective compared to last year. Shipments of the vaccine are already available at some health clinics.
Sixth Child Dies Of Flu In Minnesota This SeasonHealth officials say a sixth child has died of the flu this season in Minnesota. The latest report from the Minnesota Department of Health says 13 people were hospitalized in the last week of February, down 29 from the week before.
Early Start To Flu Season Results In 3rd DeathA 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.
Good Question: Are We At The Peak Of Flu Season?State health officials say they can’t remember the last time Minnesota has had such an early widespread flu.
MDH: Minnesota To Have Harsher Flu SeasonDecember 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.
Thousands Will Die From Flu This Year, Doctors PredictAlthough concerns are mounting across the nation of Ebola exposure, doctors fear the focus could be diverting attention from another potential threat: the flu.
Here's How To Keep Healthy This Flu SeasonWhile there's national concern about the deadly Ebola virus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says October marks the start of flu season.
Health Dept. Says Flu Widespread In MinnesotaThe 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.
Christmas Is Over, And Flu Season Is BackWith 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.
Separating Flu Myths From Flu FactsEvery 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.
Family Shares Painful Memories Of 2-Year-Old Girl's Flu DeathHospitals 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.
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