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Swine Flu

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Teenage Boy Becomes Minn.’s 4th Swine Flu Case

The Minnesota Department of Health has linked another case of a new swine flu strain to the Minnesota State Fair. According to MPR, a teenage boy developed a flu-like illness after he returned home, and later tested positive for a variant strain of H1N2. He had exhibited a pig at the fair.

09/10/2012

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Pig Exposure At State Fair Linked To Three Human Cases Of Influenza

According to the Minnesota Department of Health, three people are believed to have developed a strain of influenza known as variant H1N2 (H1N2v) after exhibiting pigs or spending time in the swine barn at the Minnesota State Fair.

08/31/2012

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Should The State Fair Swine Barn Close?

Two days before the Minnesota State Fair, a top health expert says the pig barn should be closed. That’s because a new strain of swine flu has made it to Minnesota.

08/21/2012

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Swine Flu Case Reported Days Before State Fair

Just a couple days out from the start of the Minnesota State Fair, officials have a confirmed case of the swine flu in the state.

08/21/2012

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Fair Organizers: We Take Flu Precautions & So Should Fairgoers

The Department of Health says there are one confirmed case of the new strain of swine flu in a preschool-aged child, and one possible case in an older sibling.

08/20/2012

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2 Cases Of New Swine Flu Strain Reported In Minn.

Health officials say that the new strain of swine flu that’s already sickened more at least 200 people in eight states this summer is now in Minnesota.

08/20/2012

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2 Diagnosed With Swine Flu After Wis. State Fair

Two people in Wisconsin diagnosed with swine flu got it at the Wisconsin State Fair.

08/17/2012

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Swine Flu Concerns Rise As State Fair Draws Near

There are some new concerns Wednesday morning regarding a new strain of swine flu that’s already sickened more than 160 people across the country this summer.

08/15/2012

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As Swine Flu Spreads, Fairs Take Precautions

Government health leaders have a message for people planning to visit a county or state fair: be careful if you pet the pigs. The Centers for Disease Control says it’s seeing a big jump in swine flu cases. Most are in children who’ve recently been to a fair.

08/10/2012

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Infant In Minn. Develops H1N2, Unique Type Of H1N1

Disease specialists are carefully monitoring the case of a Minnesota infant who developed a unique type of H1N1.

12/12/2011