H1N1 (Swine) Flu

  • USDA confirms H1N1 in Minnesota pig
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture says at least one pig from Minnesota has tested positive for the H1N1 virus, the first case of a pig contracting the virus in the United States.October 19, 2009
  • Increasing number of children die from H1N1
    The number U.S. children who have died from H1N1 influenza continues to rise.October 16, 2009
  • Health officials say pigs with possible H1N1 pose no human risk
    Three pigs in Minnesota may have tested positive for the H1N1 virus, the first potential U.S. cases in swine, but infectious disease experts cautioned that the pigs pose no risk to human health.October 16, 2009
  • H1N1 vaccine Q&A
    Minnesota Public Radio News health reporter Lorna Benson held an online chat Thursday to answer questions about H1N1 and seasonal flu. Below is an edited transcript of the discussion.October 15, 2009
  • Children's Hospitals begin first round of H1N1 vaccinations
    Some of the state's most medically vulnerable children got vaccinated today against the H1N1 influenza virus.October 15, 2009
  • State reports surge in flu outbreaks in schools
    The number of Minnesota schools reporting outbreaks of flu-like illness increased significantly during the past week.October 14, 2009
  • High-risk groups to receive H1N1 vaccine first
    By the end of this week, some Minnesota pediatric clinics are expected to receive their first shipments of H1N1 influenza vaccine, but supplies are so limited at this point, state health officials have asked doctors only to offer the vaccine to the most medically-fragile kids.October 14, 2009
  • Children's Hospitals responds to surge in H1N1 cases
    A surge in suspected cases of flu has forced a hospital in St. Paul to call in extra staff and open up some more treatment space for emergency room patients.October 13, 2009
  • Devastation of 1918 flu revealed through letters
    Letters chronicling a failed attempt to stage patriotic singalongs late in World War I provide a window into the devastation of the 1918 Spanish Influenza outbreak in Minnesota.October 12, 2009
  • Half of Americans won't get H1N1 vaccine, polls say
    Several recent public opinion polls show that only about half of Americans say they'll get immunized against H1N1 and an even smaller percentage say they'll let their children get the vaccine over concerns about potential side effects.October 12, 2009
  • Further delay anticipated for H1N1 vaccine
    Minnesotans may not be able to get the H1N1 flu vaccine for several more weeks.October 8, 2009
  • Minn. immunizations chief answers questions about flu
    Some H1H1 flu vaccines have arrived in Minnesota, and some seasonal flu vaccine clinics have been cancelled. Who's at risk? Answers from the Minnesota Department of Health on today's Midday.Midday, October 8, 2009
  • H1N1 flu outbreaks in Minn. schools slow a bit
    A spike in reported flu outbreaks in Minnesota schools flattened out in the final week of September at 125, a sign the drumbeat of reminders to wash hands and cover coughs might be slowing the spread of swine flu in the state.October 7, 2009
  • U of M volunteers keeping students informed about H1N1
    About 100 University of Minnesota students are turning up with suspected cases of H1N1 every week; however most of those influenza cases aren't identified by doctors or nurses, but rather by student volunteers called health advocates.October 5, 2009
  • Three deaths linked to H1N1 flu reported
    Three new H1N1-related deaths were announced Friday by the Minnesota Department of Health, bringing the total to six deaths since April.October 2, 2009

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