H1N1 (Swine) Flu

  • Cold Spring residents nervous about first probable Minn. flu case
    In Cold Spring, area residents are nervous about the first probable swine flu case, however they're not in panic mode.April 29, 2009
  • State well prepared to handle outbreak
    Minnesota officials say the state has a detailed plan and is well-prepared to handle a potential influenza outbreak.April 29, 2009
  • Swine flu Q&A with MPR's Lorna Benson
    MPR health reporter Lorna Benson answered readers' questions about swine flu in an online chat Wednesday.April 29, 2009
  • More universities cancel Mexico study trips
    Universities around Minnesota are cancelling their study abroad programs in Mexico as a result of the swine flu outbreak.April 29, 2009
  • Bachmann: Dem connection to swine flu 'interesting'
    Minnesota U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann says she finds it an "interesting coincidence" that the last swine flu outbreak in the U.S. occurred under a Democratic president -- though her claim is historically inaccurate.April 29, 2009
  • Infectious disease chief answers questions about flu
    Minnesota's first probable case of the swine flu was announced today by Gov. Tim Pawlenty, at the middle school in Cold Spring. An infectious disease expert joins Midday to talk about this latest development in the swine flu outbreak.Midday, April 29, 2009
  • First probable case of swine flu reported in Minn.
    Minnesota health officials reported the first probable case of swine flu in the state Wednesday, a person at Rocori Middle School in the central Minnesota town of Cold Spring.April 29, 2009
  • Swine flu: Are we overreacting?
    Is the swine flu becoming over-hyped? Some medical experts say the saturation coverage by some media organizations is doing more harm than good for the general public.April 28, 2009
  • UW-Eau Claire cancels Mexico study abroad program
    Staff at the university decided Tuesday to pull the six-week program involving 23 students which was scheduled to start May 26.April 28, 2009
  • US: More swine flu cases almost sure to turn up
    Authorities have confirmed about 50 cases of the illness in the United States so far, and the administration has begun moving stockpiles of antiviral drugs into the affected areas.April 28, 2009
  • Pork producers scramble as swine flu scares consumers
    Hog prices fell sharply yesterday as the flu scare threatens an already struggling industry. Pork produces are scrambling to convince consumers that their product is safe to eat.April 28, 2009
  • Is Minnesota prepared for a flu outbreak?
    Many Minnesota health care providers activated some of their pandemic flu procedures today. There are no confirmed cases of swine flu in Minnesota yet. But local health officials say it's likely that Minnesota will detect at least some cases in the coming days or weeks.April 27, 2009
  • Officials assess dangers of swine flu
    The rising number of deaths caused by swine flu in Mexico has health workers, the Department of Homeland Security, and even Wall Street concerned about the impacts of a global pandemic. Midmorning gets the latest on the swine flu outbreak.Midmorning, April 27, 2009
  • Gov't advises against unnecessary travel to Mexico
    The federal government is preparing a travel advisory instructing Americans to avoid nonessential travel to Mexico in the wake of the swine flu outbreak.April 27, 2009
  • No swine flu found in Minnesota -- yet
    Public health officials in Minnesota say they're responding aggressively to the potential swine flu threat, even though no cases have been confirmed in the state so far.April 27, 2009

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