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Doctors: Most Recent Flu Sufferers Skipped Vaccination

New figures released by the Minnesota Department of Health show the flu continues to be widespread. Last week there were 186 hospitalizations, down nine from the previous week. But experts say that does not reflect a decrease because many cases from last week have yet to be officially reported. Doctors who spoke with WCCO say many people who have gotten the flu this year are laid up for at least a week.

01/16/2014

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Flu Cases Spike In Minnesota

The number of flu cases is up sharply in Minnesota. Last week, there were 144 flu-related hospitalizations across the state. That’s up from 118 the week before.

01/09/2014

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Health Dept. Says Flu Widespread In Minnesota

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.

01/02/2014

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Separating Flu Myths From Flu Facts

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.

10/15/2013

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Health Watch: The New 4-Strain Flu Vaccine

Doctors hope a new four-strain flu vaccine will mean fewer people getting sick this season.

09/09/2013

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3 More Flu Deaths Reported In Minnesota

The Minnesota Health Department reported three more flu deaths in the last week, bringing the season’s total number of fatalities closer to 200. The latest figures show 197 deaths in Minnesota due to influenza.

05/09/2013

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Minnesota Confirms 4 More Flu Deaths

Minnesota is inching closer to 200 flu deaths this season. The state Department of Health says four more influenza-related deaths were confirmed last week.

04/25/2013

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Family Shares Painful Memories Of 2-Year-Old Girl’s Flu Death

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.

04/25/2013

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2 More Flu-Related Deaths Last Week In Minnesota

Minnesota health officials say that another two people have died of flu-related causes this season. Since last October, there have now been 190 flu-related deaths in the state.

04/18/2013

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MDH: 2 More Flu-Related Deaths, Outbreak Slowing

Health officials say two additional deaths have been attributed to the flu in Minnesota, but they say the outbreak is slowing.

04/05/2013

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MDH: 184 Flu-Related Deaths This Season So Far

Since the flu season began twelve weeks ago, 184 people have died as a result of the virus, according to new numbers released this week by the Minnesota Department of Health.

03/28/2013

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MDH: 4 More Flu-Related Deaths, 180 Total This Season

In the eleventh week of this year’s flu season, four more people have died of the virus, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.

03/21/2013

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MDH: 17 More Flu Deaths Last Week, 165 This Season

The Minnesota Department of Health has announced that 17 more people in the state died last week as a result of influenza, bringing the season’s total to 165 deaths.

02/28/2013

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MDH: 12 More Flu Deaths Last Week, 148 This Season

The Minnesota Department of Health announced 12 more people in the state died last week as a result of the flu, bringing the season’s total to 148 deaths.

02/21/2013

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9 More Flu Deaths, Season Total Jumps To 136

Nine more people have died from the flu, bringing the season’s total to 136 deaths, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.

02/14/2013

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