Flu outbreak and the public health response Midmorning gets an update on the extent of the flu outbreak in Minnesota. Though health departments had plans for dealing with a potentially deadly outbreak, this particular flu did not follow the rule book. Now health departments are moving faster to contain the spread.9:06 a.m.
Ruth Lynfield, MD: Minnesota's state epidemiologist and medical director for infectious disease.
Paul Jarris, MD: Executive director of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials.
Eleanor Kinney: Law professor and co-director of the William S. and Christine S. Hall Center for Law and Health at Indiana University.
Dirk Brockman: Associate professor of computer science at Northwestern University. He has come up with a computer model that predicts the movement of the H1N1 flu.
Are Minnesota's feathered friends in danger? A recent report by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says nearly one-third of the nation's 800 bird species are threatened, endangered, or in serious decline. Midmorning talks with bird expert Carrol Henderson about the health of Minnesota's bird population.10:06 a.m.
Carrol Henderson: Nongame wildlife program supervisor for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. He's also author of several books, including "Woodworking for Wildlife."