Influenza

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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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MDH: 15 More Flu-Related Deaths In MN Last Week

The Minnesota Department of Health said that there were 15 more deaths in the last week as a result of the flu outbreak.

02/07/2013

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Minn. Forum Set Up To Help Ease Vaccine Shortages

In a bid to overcome flu-vaccine shortages in some areas, Minnesota officials have set up a forum to connect health care providers who have vaccine with those who don’t.

01/28/2013

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MDH: 15 More Dead From Flu, 75 So Far This Season

The Minnesota Department of Health reports that 15 more people in Minnesota have died as a result of the influenza virus in the last week.

01/24/2013

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MDH: 33 More Flu Deaths In Minnesota This Week

The Minnesota Department of Health said that there were 33 more deaths related to the influenza virus in Minnesota this past week.

01/17/2013

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Hennepin Co. Paramedics Protect Themselves From Flu

Just like a majority of Minnesotans, Hennepin EMS paramedics are also taking extra precautions to protect their employees from the flu.

01/12/2013

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Doctor: Flu Spreads When Sick People Go To Work

Doctors say that since you’re contagious either seven days after the onset of your symptoms or 24 hours after your fever breaks – you should keep away from work to prevent spreading the virus.

01/11/2013

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Wisconsin Flu Cases, Hospitalizations Spike

The flu is pounding Wisconsin. State health officials say they’re seeing a dramatic spike in cases and hospitalizations.

01/11/2013

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Disease Expert: Flu Season ‘Not That Severe’

Bad as it may seem, this flu season doesn’t rank among the most severe.

01/11/2013

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Minn. Health Officials: 27 Flu Deaths This Season

Minnesota health officials are reporting 23 flu deaths in the past week in one of the state’s biggest outbreaks in years.

01/10/2013

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Minn. Teen Dies From Complications Of Flu

A Minnesota teen who was fighting for her life, after being ill with the flu, has passed away.

01/08/2013

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Flu Outbreak Leads To Visitor Limits At S. Central Hospitals

The southern part of the state is described as the epicenter of the outbreak this year.

01/07/2013

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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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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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Twin Cities Teen With Flu Fighting For Her Life

It’s a parent’s worst nightmare: Your child is that one in a million the flu vaccine doesn’t work for.

01/03/2013

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