H1N1 (Swine) Flu

  • Minnesota announces first H1N1 flu death
    Minnesota reports the state's first H1N1 flu death, a child from the Twin Cities area.June 15, 2009
  • H1N1 cases in state have doubled
    The Minnesota Department of Health says the number of cases of H1N1 has more than doubled in the past week. There were 96 confirmed cases a week ago, and 221 today.June 11, 2009
  • WHO declares flu pandemic
    The World Health Organization told its member nations it was declaring a swine flu pandemic today -- the first global flu epidemic in 41 years.June 11, 2009
  • Swine flu pandemic?
    WHO is poised to declare a flu pandemic, the first in 41 years. This means that the H1N1 virus has infected people in a significant number of countries.Midmorning, June 11, 2009
  • Russia's import ban now includes meat from Wisconsin
    Russian regulators are expanding bans on pork and other meat imports to more U.S. states, citing swine flu fears.June 9, 2009
  • Why does Wisconsin lead nation in H1N1 cases?
    Wisconsin has reported 2,200 cases of H1N1 flu, the highest number in the nation. That number doesn't tell the whole story, however.June 5, 2009
  • WHO: No flu vaccine available for months
    Drug manufacturers won't be able to start making a vaccine for H1N1 flu until mid-July at the earliest, weeks later than previous predictions, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.May 19, 2009
  • Recalling the 1918 flu pandemic
    While researchers work to understand the current H1N1 flu outbreak, they have one eye on the deadly flu of 1918. That's still the influenza pandemic against which all others are measured. The virus killed tens of millions of people worldwide and tens of thousands in our region.May 8, 2009
  • Minnesota health officials confirm swine flu case
    Minnesota health officials say a second case of swine flu has been confirmed in the stateMay 7, 2009
  • Flu preparation on the local level
    Fears of a deadly H1N1 flu outbreak may be easing for now. But people on the front lines of public health -- in county and city health departments -- are still preparing for the worst.May 7, 2009
  • H1N1 outbreak revealed seasonal flu lingered in Minn.
    The new H1N1 influenza outbreak occurred just as the seasonal flu typically fades in Minnesota. The state's heightened flu surveillance due to H1N1 showed that seasonal flu may be lingering a bit longer than usual this year.May 6, 2009
  • Two more probable flu cases in Minneapolis
    The Minnesota Department of Health has identified two new probable cases of the H1N1 influenza virus in Minneapolis.May 6, 2009
  • Three more probable flu cases in Minnesota
    The Minnesota Department of Health says testing has identified one case from Washington County and two in Hennepin County.May 5, 2009
  • Legislators hear about Minn. swine flu response
    Minnesota public health officials on Tuesday told legislators curious about the state's flu response that they have been planning for the "big one," but have yet to see signs it will reach such severity.May 5, 2009
  • New flu plan seeks prevention over containment
    Two schools in Minnesota will stay closed today because of concerns over the H1N1 swine flu. But four others that were closed yesterday are re-opening, and the state now says future probable cases of the disease won't automatically warrant closures.May 5, 2009

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