A flu outbreak has hit Minnesota early and health officials say it could get worse.
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.
An infectious disease specialist with the Minnesota Department of Health says an increasing number of schools across the state are reporting flu-like illnesses.
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.
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).
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has recorded its first two cases of laboratory-confirmed influenza for the 2012-13 season.
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.
The flu season in Minnesota has claimed two more lives, which brings the total number of deaths this season to three.
The flu season has officially arrived in Minnesota.
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.
The Minnesota Department of Health says that flu activity in the state is still high with 12 flu deaths happening just last week.
If you’ve had the flu this year, you have plenty of company.
Hollandale Christian School in Hollandale, Minn. has canceled classes due to a flu outbreak, according to the school’s principal.
The flu is now officially considered widespread across Minnesota, according to the Department of Health.
The Minnesota Department of Health, the Minnesota Coalition for Adult Immunization and other organizations are sponsoring the campaign Dec. 5-11.
Has the flu season already begun – or is it just an influenza fluke?