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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.



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.


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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.



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.



‘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).



Dept. Of Health: First 2 Cases Of Flu Confirmed

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has recorded its first two cases of laboratory-confirmed influenza for the 2012-13 season.


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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.


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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.


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Minn. Confirms 1st Flu Case Of Season

The flu season has officially arrived in Minnesota.


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Health Officials Encourage Earlier Flu Vaccinations

It’s been shown that lower flu vaccination years tend to have worse disease outbreaks. So, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is pushing the message earlier this year: Get vaccinated.


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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.


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Health Officials Say Influenza Widespread Across State

If you’ve had the flu this year, you have plenty of company.


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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.


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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.


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It’s Not Too Late For The Flu Shot

The Minnesota Department of Health, the Minnesota Coalition for Adult Immunization and other organizations are sponsoring the campaign Dec. 5-11.


Is It Flu Or a Fluke?

  Has the flu season already begun – or is it just an influenza fluke?