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December 19, 2014
Influenza cases spike locally
Douglas County Hospital (DCH) has seen a recent spike in influenza cases in the region. People testing positive for influenza has jumped from 17 to 31percent in recent weeks, according to a news release from DCH. As a precautionary measure for patients and staff, DCH has implemented...
December 19, 2014 - 7:07am
February 6, 2013
Influenza widespread, but slowing
Influenza continues to be widespread and highly active in Minnesota, but the pace of new infections appears to be slowing. For the week ending January 19 (week 3): 208 hospitalizations due to influenza-like illness (ILI) were reported to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH),...
February 6, 2013 - 12:00am
January 11, 2013
Douglas County Hospital takes steps against flu
Because of widespread influenza activity, Douglas County Hospital is limiting visitors to immediate family members only until further notice. Douglas County Hospital recognizes the importance of visits from family and friends; however, the health of patients, visitors and the community...
January 11, 2013 - 12:00am
November 28, 2012
Ban the Bug campaign urges Minnesotans to get vaccinated for influenza
Influenza season is just getting under way in Minnesota, so it's not too late to get vaccinated against what can be a serious disease, said state health officials. People can get vaccinated during Minnesota's annual Ban the Bug campaign, a collaborative effort to provide Minnesotans...
November 28, 2012 - 12:00am
October 10, 2012
Prevent the flu: Cover your cough!
It's every mother's mantra: Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze. That used to mean coughing into your hands, but not anymore. The Minnesota Department of Health, along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, have been encouraging kids and adults to cough and sneeze...
October 10, 2012 - 12:00am
December 11, 2010
Survey shows influenza vaccinations off to good start
A little more than a third of children in Minnesota's most populous area have been vaccinated against influenza so far this year, according to a national survey conducted in mid-November. While that's a start, state health officials say, more people need to be vaccinated before the...
December 11, 2010 - 10:26am
November 26, 2010
Ban the Bug campaign urges Minnesotans to get their influenza vaccinations
It's not too late to get a flu shot and there is plenty of flu vaccine available, say state health officials. In an effort to promote flu vaccination, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), the Minnesota Coalition for Adult Immunization (MCAI) and other organizations will sponsor...
November 26, 2010 - 10:19am
October 18, 2010
State health officials confirm flu death in elderly woman
State health officials are bracing for what they say could be a difficult year for the elderly in coping with influenza. A woman in her 80s from southeastern Minnesota died last week from complications due to influenza. The Minnesota Department of Health Public Health Laboratory...
October 18, 2010 - 11:07am
October 21, 2009
Extra flu precautions urged in child care settings
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has issued updated recommendations for handling influenza-like illness in child care settings and early childhood education programs that serve children younger than the age of 5. A major provision of the recommendations involves the amount...
October 21, 2009 - 12:00am
September 18, 2009
Health officials: Everyone needs to be ready for flu
ST. PAUL - So far, Minnesota pandemic flu cases have centered on the Twin Cities, they typically have affected younger people and most cases have not been severe. But state health officials warn that the H1N1 "swine" flu outbreak expected this fall may be different and anyone could...
September 18, 2009 - 12:00am
January 20, 2009
Spread the word about the influenza vaccine, not the virus
Editor's note: Douglas County Public Health provided the following article from the Centers for Disease Control Web site. Local health officials say they generally see the highest rates of influenza in January and February.
January 20, 2009 - 12:00am
December 23, 2008
State's first culture-confirmed influenza case matches vaccine
Minnesota has recorded its first culture-confirmed case of influenza for the 2008-09 season in a 39-year-old man from Chisago County. The man's illness was caused by the A (H1) strain of the virus, the Minnesota Department of Health reported Friday. The man's virus is a good match...
December 23, 2008 - 12:00am