Minnesota Prepares For Flu SeasonThe flu is the virus that haunts us all winter long. But Kris Ehresmann of the Minnesota Department of Health is calling this season lackluster, so far. "I know a lot of people are thinking, 'It was so much busier the last couple of years, what's happening?'" Ehresmann said.
Officials Say Flu Season Off To A Slow Start In The DakotasThe flu season is off to a slow start in the Dakotas, but officials say that doesn't mean people shouldn't take precautions against the illness.
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.
AAP Issues New Guidelines For Flu ShotsA recent statement made by the American Academy of Pediatrics said that all children and health care workers should get flu shots. In past years, about 90 percent of children who died from the flu were unvaccinated.
Experts Optimistic This Year's Flu Vaccine Will Be More EffectiveNow that September has arrived, the first shipments of the flu vaccine are arriving in Minnesota.
Good Questions: National Anthem, Flu Names & LakesGaylene from St. Paul asks: Why do we put our hands over our hearts during the national anthem? It is actually part of United States law. The U.S. Flag Code was adopted in 1923, and it says when the flag is present during the anthem, veterans and members of the Armed Forces should give the military salute.
Kandiyohi County Records 40th Bird Flu CaseThe top turkey producing county in the country's top turkey state has recorded its 40th case of bird flu. The Minnesota Board of Animal Health on Friday said the state's latest presumed positive detection is a turkey farm in Kandiyohi County.
Good Question: How Can Humans Catch The Bird Flu?The Centers for Disease Control issued another warning Wednesday to doctors and health officials: be on the lookout for people infected with avian flu. Minnesota health officials right now are monitoring poultry workers and others who might be exposed to infected birds. So far, no one has shown signs of getting sick.
Bird Flu Takes Biggest Toll Yet As Virus Hits Chicken FarmsPoultry producers and scientists have been hoping warmer weather would knock down a virulent strain of bird flu that has hammered the Midwest, but the virus recently took its biggest toll yet, hitting a farm in Iowa that held more than 5 percent of the state's egg-laying chickens.
U Of Minnesota Lab Sees Deluge Of Tests Amid Flu In TurkeysTurkey growers across Minnesota are doing all they can to stop the spread of the deadly avian influenza. It's wiped out flocks at nine farms in six different counties since just last month.
Health Officials: 2 More Child Deaths In Minnesota Linked To FluMinnesota health officials confirmed Friday morning that two more Minnesota children have died from the flu. The cases happened a few weeks ago, but were just confirmed as being flu-related.
Former Vice President Walter Mondale Released From HospitalFormer Vice President Walter Mondale has been released from the hospital after being treated for the flu. Mayo Clinic spokeswoman Kelley Luckstein said Mondale was treated Friday night for flu and cold symptoms and was doing well enough to be released on Saturday.