HEALTHBEAT New flu, old lessons
It feels as if we've been here before: New type of influenza is identified, virus begins to spread, public health officials sound the alarm.
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STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER 'Ban the Bug' campaign set
Health officials say that since H1N1 flu vaccinations are available at most clinics, pharmacies and other locations, most Minnesotans should get vaccinated.
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ON MY MIND Swine flu vaccine? No, thanks
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OH LOOK, A SHINY THING! Did I Just Kill 17 Million People? Oopsie!
I committed mass murder by accident this morning.
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NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS NDSU being proactive regarding H1N1
Information regarding H1N1 and how NDSU is being proactive available at
... Posted on 5/5/09 at 5:25 AM
Health officials are paying close attention to pigs and people at the Minnesota State Fair for any signs of swine flu. A strain of swine flu swept through fairs last summer, sickening over 300 people in a dozen states including Minnesota.
Health officials have linked another case of a new swine flu strain to the Minnesota State Fair. The Minnesota Department of Health says a teenage boy who had exhibited a pig during the fair developed a flu-like illness after he returned home.
State and federal officials gave the green light Tuesday for swine exhibits to go forward at this week's fair, expressing confidence that sufficient precautions are in place to prevent the spread of a new strain of swine flu from pigs to fair visitors.
A study, released Wednesday, comes on the heels of recent reports that more than 150 people in other parts of the country have contracted a new type of swine flu, apparently after contact with pigs at state or county fairs.
Did we — civic leaders, the schools, the media — make too much of the H1N1 flu threat? “I think some people may have gone a little overboard,” said Kelly Faller, director of Sunflake Preschool and Day Care in Grand Forks. “There was a lot of hype.
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