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Flu makes another surge in Minnesota


February 21, 2020

It isn't too late to get a flu shot.

The coronavirus might be grabbing headlines, but seasonal influenza is doing the damage in Minnesota right now.

The latest flu surveillance data from the Minnesota Department of Health showed a surge last week in hospitalizations and patients showing up in clinics with flu-like illnesses - and the second flu-related death of a child this season. The uptick comes as an unusual early spread of a B strain of influenza, historically tougher on children, has given way to an A strain of the virus.


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