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Good Question: Why Isn’t The Flu Shot More Effective?

Many of the Minnesotans ending up in the hospital because of influenza are those who have had the flu vaccine.

01/03/2013

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Nasty Flu Season Start Outpaces H1N1 Outbreak

A 14-year-old St. Louis Park girl is fighting for her life as she battles the flu and its complications.

01/03/2013

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2 More Deaths, 226 People In Hospital Due To Flu

Two more people have died and another 226 have been sent to the hospital in Minnesota due to influenza, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.

01/03/2013

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Boy With Minnesota Connections Dies From Flu

This is the time of year we hear about people getting the flu, but more people than usual have already gotten sick.

01/03/2013

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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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Thinner Needles Make For Less Painful Flu Shots

There’s now a less painful way to get a flu shot this year.

09/30/2011

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Twins GM Talks Mauer’s Injury, Sickness

Twins general manager Bill Smith said Friday that catcher Joe Mauer went to a hospital for treatment and evaluation after suffering from “extreme flu-like symptoms.”

04/15/2011

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MDH: 12 Flu-Related Deaths Happened Last Week

The Minnesota Department of Health says that flu activity in the state is still high with 12 flu deaths happening just last week.

03/24/2011

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Minn. School Closes Classes Due To Flu Outbreak

Hollandale Christian School in Hollandale, Minn. has canceled classes due to a flu outbreak, according to the school’s principal.

03/01/2011

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MDH: Flu Outbreak Is Widespread Right Now

The flu is now officially considered widespread across Minnesota, according to the Department of Health.

02/17/2011

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Flu Shot Protects From Already Troublesome Strain

State health experts say it’s especially important this year for the elderly to get a flu shot.

10/18/2010

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