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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I committed mass murder by accident this morning.
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NASCAR DAD Swine Flu
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Wildlife officials are working to keep feral swine from becoming established in North Dakota.
State Game and Fish assistant wildlife chief Greg Link said landowners who know or suspect that feral swine are on their property must immediately notify the state Board of Animal Health.
The death of a Dakota County resident has raised Minnesota’s death toll from the swine flu pandemic to 51.
Health officials said the victim was between the ages of 70 and 79 and had an underlying health issue.
Central Valley Health District will give out the H1N1 vaccine from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church, 523 Fourth Ave. S.E.
“Christmas and other holiday gatherings are just around the corner, so this is an excellent opportunity for people of all ages to now get H1N1 protection,” said Robin Iszler, administrator of Central Valley Health District.
Vaccinations for the H1N1 flu, commonly known as the swine flu, will remain limited to high risk groups until later this week, according to Robin Iszler, administrator of the Central Valley Heath District.
BISMARCK (AP) — North Dakota health officials report swine flu cases among people who recently returned from a Lutheran youth gathering in Louisiana.
A Health Department statement said about 26 people suffered flu-like illness after returning from Louisiana in late July. Health officials say samples were taken from five people and all five tested positive for swine flu. All are recovering and none was hospitalized.
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