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August 26, 2009
Health officials: Everyone needs to prep for flu
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 be affected. "We...
news / health
August 26, 2009 - 5:25pm
June 12, 2009
State health department offers advice for preventing influenza
As the spread of the H1N1 novel influenza virus continues, the Minnesota Department of Health issued a list of recommendations Thursday to help reduce the likelihood of getting sick with flu: Cover your nose and mouth with your sleeve when you cough or sneeze. Clean your hands...
news / health
June 12, 2009 - 10:04am
May 21, 2009
Afton ready for 'swine flu'
Ever since the H1N1 Virus, or Swine Flu, has taken to the streets, Americans are concerned for the health and safety of themselves and their loved ones. For international pandemics such as this, everyone is turning to their officials and their city to help prepare them for the worst....
May 21, 2009 - 7:40am
May 6, 2009
Woodbury Public Safety begins to use influenza pandemic response plan
Swine flu. Mexican Flu. H1N1. Call it what you will, Woodbury is ready. For the last three years the city's public safety department has been developing an emergency preparedness plan that includes a protocol for the city to follow should a pandemic influenza outbreak or similar...
May 6, 2009 - 10:07am
Letter: Bachmann antics tire reader
I grow increasingly tired of Rep. Michele Bachmann's partisan snipes that have no basis in fact or reality. Now she is trying to somehow link President Obama to the swine flu, noting the "interesting coincidence" that the last outbreak of swine flu was in 1976 when (according to...
May 6, 2009 - 7:54am
May 5, 2009
Washington County has probable H1N1 case, officials say
Washington County Public Health officials announced Tuesday that a probable case of the H1NI influenza virus was identified in a Hugo pre-school. County public health director Lowell Johnson informed county commissioners of the news during their weekly board meeting May 5 and said...
May 5, 2009 - 1:09pm
State settles in for swine flu fight
ST. PAUL - 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 samples from patients with flu symptoms to the Health Department for...
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May 5, 2009 - 8:42am
May 4, 2009
State probes Mexican flu connection
ST. PAUL - Some Minnesotans expressed concern whether migrant workers' families would spread the H1N1 swine flu, even before nine probable state cases were reported. One H1N1 case has been confirmed.
May 4, 2009 - 9:30am
April 30, 2009
Minnesota swine flu case confirmed
COLD SPRING, Minn. - Minnesota's first swine flu case has been confirmed, leading a central Minnesota community to close two schools through Tuesday. Rocori Middle School and nearby St. Boniface school will be closed because a woman connected to the public school came down with the...
April 30, 2009 - 9:55am
Health officials plan for swine flu
Minnesota is prepared to respond to a swine flu outbreak, state health leaders say, as the first probable case was a "wake-up call." Public...
April 30, 2009 - 8:25am
BRIEFLY: 'Swine' not appropriate name for flu
Southwestern Minnesota pork producers asked local school leaders to watch their wording when discussing the current influenza outbreak. The producers wrote to school superintendents in recent days urging them not to use the phrase "swine flu" in messages they send to school staff...
April 30, 2009 - 7:27am
April 29, 2009
District 833 to remain on alert regarding recent swine flu reports
As recently reported through local and national media, a new strain of the swine flu has been reported in several states. A "probable" case has also been reported in Minnesota. This particular strain seems to have originated in Mexico. Because many Minnesotans traveled to Mexico...
April 29, 2009 - 10:46am
'Probable' swine flu case reported in Minnesota
Health officials are responding to the first probable case of the swine flu in Minnesota and cautioning that there will be confirmed cases of...
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April 29, 2009 - 8:56am
April 28, 2009
County health officials watching swine flu issue closely
Washington County Public Health officials provided an update to commissioners Tuesday on the latest news on the swine flu outbreak that has surfaced in several states across the country. As of Tuesday morning, about 40 cases have been confirmed in Texas, New York, California, Kansas...
April 28, 2009 - 4:18pm
December 23, 2008
The city of Afton and its officials are ready for anything, now that the Afton City Council has approved, at the Dec. 16 meeting, the Public Health Emergency Plan, drafted by the Community Health Emergency Preparedness Committee, as part of the City of Afton Emergency Operations Plan. The...
December 23, 2008 - 12:00am