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Dave Wallis / Forum News Service Amanda Hofland has had traumatic experiences with injections and now avoids medical needles whenever possible.

‘Needle phobia’ jeopardizes containing flu

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FARGO — Amanda Hofland hates needles.

While most adults don’t enjoy injections or blood draws, the 28-year-old Fargo resident discovered at a young age her aversion to needles was more than ordinary squeamishness.

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