H1N1 (Swine) Flu

  • Masks for health care workers in short supply
    The Centers for Disease Control says health care workers should wear a specific kind of facemask designed to protect them from the H1N1 virus and state officials are scrambling to respond to federal guidelines as Minnesota's supply of the masks is running out.November 5, 2009
  • Dr. Michael Osterholm answers questions about the H1N1 flu
    Minnesota health officials are reporting three more deaths from H1N1 flu and another death from a flu-like illness that wasn't confirmed as H1N1. However, the number of schools reporting outbreaks dropped considerably in the past week. Dr. Michael Osterholm joins Midday to discuss the latest news about H1N1 and to take listener questions about the flu.Midday, November 5, 2009
  • Four more flu deaths reported, school outbreaks wane
    Four more deaths have been linked to the flu in Minnesota, but the number of schools reporting outbreaks dropped considerably in the past week, health officials said Wednesday.November 4, 2009
  • Cat in Iowa tests positive for H1N1 flu virus
    State officials in Iowa have confirmed a case of H1N1 in a cat, the first known instance of a cat contracting the virus from people.November 4, 2009
  • Minn. counties planning vaccinations clinics for kids
    Minnesota counties are ironing out the final details on public vaccination clinics for kids that could begin as early as Nov. 16. The doses will only be available to children aged 9 and under.November 4, 2009
  • U of M offering H1N1 vaccine to 'high priority' students and staff
    The University of Minnesota will offer H1N1 vaccine to some students and staff in so-called "high priority" groups Wednesday and Thursday.November 4, 2009
  • Local lab makes Tamiflu for kids
    A pharmacy lab in Minnesota is helping address the shortage of H1N1 medicine for children, by making kid-sized doses of Tamiflu from adult-sized capsules. MPR's Lorna Benson visited the lab to see how it's done.November 3, 2009
  • Paulsen: Detainees shouldn't get first wave of H1N1 vaccine
    A Minnesota congressman is concerned about reports that detainees at Guantanamo Bay will soon get the H1N1 flu vaccine.November 3, 2009
  • Hospitals see big jump in H1N1 cases, restrict visitors
    The Health Department says there were 275 patients hospitalized with influenza-like illness in the last week. That's the biggest jump in hospitalizations since the department began tracking the H1N1 flu outbreak in April.October 30, 2009
  • Fargo-Moorhead flu clinic has leftovers
    Officials say only half of the stock of H1N1 FluMist vaccine was used up during Fargo-Moorhead's first public vaccination clinic.October 30, 2009
  • Four Minnesota hospitals open separate flu centers
    The Minnesota Department of Health says four greater Minnesota hospitals have opened centers to deal with a surge in flu patients.October 29, 2009
  • USDA confirms six pigs from State Fair had H1N1
    Final tests confirm that six pigs from the Minnesota State Fair contracted H1N1 flu, three more than initial research had indicated.October 29, 2009
  • H1N1 flu vaccine supply catching up to demand
    There has been a lot of pent-up demand for the H1N1 vaccine, and getting it has been a frustrating process for many people these past few weeks. But federal and local officials say the gap between supply and demand is starting to narrow.October 29, 2009
  • State confirms two more H1N1 deaths
    The Minnesota Department of Health has confirmed two more deaths linked to H1N1 flu, raising the state's total to 12 since spring.October 28, 2009
  • Lack of fever in some H1N1 cases complicates prevention effort
    It appears a lot of people with the H1N1 flu do not experience a fever, and the absence of a fever could mean they are not taking enough precautions to prevent transmitting the virus to others.October 28, 2009

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