H1N1 activity stays low in MinnesotaThe number of Minnesota schools reporting a flu-outbreak has shrunk from 200 to 1 in a month. Five more confirmed deaths from Swine flu have put the state's H1N1 death toll at 44. Residents should still get vaccinated.
By: Associated Press,
ST. PAUL — New statistics from the state Health Department show that swine flu activity in the state remains at a low ebb, although five new deaths were reported.
The department said today that only one school reported an outbreak of influenza-like illness for the week of Nov. 29 to Dec. 5.
That’s about the same as the previous week and a far cry from the numbers in October, when more 200 schools reported outbreaks three weeks in a row.
However, the department confirmed five more deaths from swine flu. There have now been 44 swine flu deaths in the state and six deaths from seasonal or unspecified influenzas this year.
Health officials caution that although the second wave of illness is nearly over, a third wave could be in the future and residents should still get vaccinated.