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Health Officials: This Year’s Flu Season Could Be Severe

A flu outbreak has hit Minnesota early and health officials say it could get worse.

01/02/2013

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MN Health Dept. Reports 1st Flu Death Of The Season

The Minnesota Department of Health is reporting the first flu death in the state this season, and has raised the level of flu presence in the state to “widespread.” The identity of the person who died has not been released.

12/20/2012

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Reports Of Flu-Like Sickness Jump At Minn. Schools

An infectious disease specialist with the Minnesota Department of Health says an increasing number of schools across the state are reporting flu-like illnesses.

12/19/2012

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Dept. Of Health: Expect More Flu Cases This Season

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.

12/03/2012

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Good Question: ‘Reply All’: Communion Contagions & The ABCs

From the flu in church to snorers who don’t wake up, we’re replying all to your Good Questions.

11/30/2012

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Study: Expecting Moms Need To Avoid The Flu

A new study suggests moms who get sick with the flu or fever while pregnant may have an increased risk of having a child with autism.

11/12/2012

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‘U Of M’ Report: Flu Shots Not As Effective As Previously Reported

There’s a “misperception” that current influenza vaccines are highly effective, which is standing in the way of creating new, more effective vaccines, according to a new report from the University of Minnesota’s Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP).

10/15/2012

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2 More Presumptive Swine Flu Cases Linked To Fair

Two more people have become ill with presumptive cases of swine flu linked with the Minnesota State Fair.

09/13/2012

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Should The State Fair Swine Barn Close?

Two days before the Minnesota State Fair, a top health expert says the pig barn should be closed. That’s because a new strain of swine flu has made it to Minnesota.

08/21/2012

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Even In April, Flu Season Still Underway

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.

04/02/2012

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Good Question: Is It Selfish To Not Vaccinate Your Kids?

An alarming number of Minnesotans are opting-out of vaccinating their kids before sending them to school. An Associated Press analysis of state data reports that 6.5 percent of Minnesota parents opted out of vaccination before kindergarten.

12/26/2011

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Good Question: Is It Selfish To Not Vaccinate Your Kids?

An alarming number of Minnesotans are opting-out of vaccinating their kids before sending them to school. An Associated Press analysis of state data reports that 6.5 percent of Minnesota parents opted out of vaccination before kindergarten.

11/29/2011

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MDH: 2 More Flu-Related Deaths This Season

The flu season in Minnesota has claimed two more lives, which brings the total number of deaths this season to three.

11/17/2011

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Hennepin Co. Offers Free, Low-Cost Flu Shots

Health officials agree that a flu vaccine is the best way to protect yourself from getting sick. That’s why one county is stepping in to make a healthier community.

11/16/2011

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Minn. Confirms 1st Flu Case Of Season

The flu season has officially arrived in Minnesota.

10/13/2011

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