Health workers at Regions Hospital say they’re overwhelmed with people complaining of influenza-like symptoms.
Influenza and respiratory illness is now widespread in Minnesota, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. According to MDH, during the week of Dec. 6 indicators showed the flu had spread to be considered widespread across the state.
Although concerns are mounting across the nation of Ebola exposure, doctors fear the focus could be diverting attention from another potential threat: the flu.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Doctors hope a new four-strain flu vaccine will mean fewer people getting sick this season.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Health officials say two additional deaths have been attributed to the flu in Minnesota, but they say the outbreak is slowing.
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.
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.