60 DAYS TO BETTER LIVING 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.
This time it's influenza A (H3N2), which apparently is bei... Posted on 8/10/12 at 10:21 AM
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.
H1N1 flu, also known as swine flu, vaccinat... Posted on 1/9/10 at 12:56 AM
HEALTHY TIDBITS Swine Flu/H1N1
Swine Flu or H1N1 has hit Duluth.
What are the symptoms?Individuals may have afever, cough, a sore throat, headache, the chills, orvomitting. Children may become bluish or gray in skin color or you m... Posted on 9/15/09 at 12:43 AM
NASCAR DAD Swine Flu ?
Hey folks we raised hogs on the farm. They would eat anything often their own young. Or old deer carcasses etc. I could be a vegetarian very easy. Just had some precooked smoked bacon. It is now world... Posted on 4/29/09 at 3:19 PM
If a third wave of the H1N1 virus sweeps across the Northland, it will find an adult population that has mostly not bothered to get vaccinated. The low rate among young adults is a special cause for concern, public health officials say.
WASHINGTON — President Obama declared the swine flu outbreak a national emergency, giving his health chief the power to let hospitals move emergency rooms offsite to speed treatment and protect noninfected patients.
Many doctors call my office asking if their patients’ fever, cough and other respiratory symptoms mean they have pandemic H1N1 flu, or swine flu.
As an epidemiologist and physician specializing in infectious diseases, I can tell you that the majority of flu cases are now due to H1N1. But it doesn’t really matter whether it’s the H1N1 or seasonal flu. Once you have the symptoms, which are nearly identical, we recommend caring for them the same way.
At the local colleges and universities, a wide variety of procedures and practices have been implemented in response to the flu pandemic. These measures range from helpful hints to cumbersome inconveniences.
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