Minnesota Prepares For Flu SeasonThe flu is the virus that haunts us all winter long. But Kris Ehresmann of the Minnesota Department of Health is calling this season lackluster, so far. "I know a lot of people are thinking, 'It was so much busier the last couple of years, what's happening?'" Ehresmann said.
Officials Say Flu Season Off To A Slow Start In The DakotasThe flu season is off to a slow start in the Dakotas, but officials say that doesn't mean people shouldn't take precautions against the illness.
Flu Cases Already Popping Up In MinnesotaWash those hands and cover your coughs -- the flu season is here. The Minnesota Department of Health announced Thursday that two people got so sick last week they had to stay in the hospital.
Turkey Growers Prep For Possible Fall Bird Flu OutbreakMinnesota turkey farmers are a little on edge these days as the state's waterfowl start to fly south for the winter. Ducks and other waterfowl are believed to be the primary source of avian influenza. They are carriers of the bug, but are somehow immune to it.
Good Questions: National Anthem, Flu Names & LakesGaylene from St. Paul asks: Why do we put our hands over our hearts during the national anthem? It is actually part of United States law. The U.S. Flag Code was adopted in 1923, and it says when the flag is present during the anthem, veterans and members of the Armed Forces should give the military salute.
Health Officials: 2 More Child Deaths In Minnesota Linked To FluMinnesota health officials confirmed Friday morning that two more Minnesota children have died from the flu. The cases happened a few weeks ago, but were just confirmed as being flu-related.
New Bird Flu Strain Has Poultry Farmers ScramblingAnimal health experts and poultry growers are scrambling to determine how a dangerous new strain of bird flu infected turkey flocks in three states — and to stop it from spreading. Avian influenza is common in wild migratory waterfowl but doesn't usually harm them.
MDH: Flu Threat Downgraded In MinnesotaFewer Minnesotans are getting sick with the flu. The CDC downgraded the flu in Minnesota from widespread to regional on Thursday. The Minnesota Department of Health says 21 people were hospitalized with the flu this week. There were 80 last week.
Twin Cities Doctors See Increase In Respiratory IllnessWhile influenza is widespread in the state, some doctors say they’re seeing people coming in with other respiratory problems.
Flu Claims Life Of 4th Minn. Child, Hospitalizations DownA fourth child has died from influenza in Minnesota since late September, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. The flu still remains widespread throughout the state, although hospitalizations and school outbreaks were significantly lower than last week.
Flu Spike Expected As Kids Return To SchoolThe highest number of flu cases are typically seen in January, after the holidays.
Experts Warn Flu Season Still In Full SwingThe Minnesota Department of Health is expected to release their newest flu report later Wednesday. According to the most recently released numbers from last week, the health department says 543 school outbreaks have been reported this season.