HEALTHBEAT Where have all the flu germs gone?
Every winter I can count on doing at least one story about the extent of seasonal influenza. This year? Nothing, nada, zilch. I can't remember the last time this happened.
So what gives? It seems... Posted on 4/13/10 at 11:23 AM
STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER State settles in for long flu fight
State health officials are tweaking their H1N1 swine influenza guidelines as Minnesota settles in for an unpredictable flu fight that could last months.
Doctors and clinicians have sent more than 400 ... Posted on 5/4/09 at 12:56 PM
Minnesota ranked eighth in the nation in the percentage of all residents who received vaccination for H1N1 influenza, according to national survey data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Some may look back at 2009 and say, “Good riddance!”
The year brought a variety of perils for Douglas County – an economic downturn, job cuts, zebra mussels, the H1N1 flu outbreak, disruptive snowstorms, fatal motor vehicle crashes and a sharp division between city and county leaders over sharing law enforcement space.
Minnesota’s H1N1 flu outbreak continues to ease, but state health officials warn that another wave may be on the way.
“We may be down in terms of influenza activity,” State Epidemiologist Dr. Ruth Lynfield said Wednesday.
By Don Davis, State Capitol Bureau
, November 24, 2009
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