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Editorial: Keeping H1N1 under control
By now, most of us have heard enough about H1N1 novel influenza.
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October 30, 2009 - 12:00am
October 28, 2009
H1N1 kills healthy 13-year-old
TORONTO -- The swine flu death of an otherwise healthy hockey-playing teen came without warning and should serve as a lesson to parents to keep a close eye on their ill children, the boy's grief-stricken father said Tuesday. Paul Frustaglio said it took barely more than a day for...
October 28, 2009 - 9:46am
October 24, 2009
FluLine response improves
ST. PAUL -- Flu-stricken Minnesotans are finding a shorter wait for medical advice when they call a state hotline. "The wait times have improved," Buddy Ferguson of the Minnesota Health Department said Friday afternoon. "Right now, it is looking like two to four hours for a nurse...
October 24, 2009 - 12:00am
October 23, 2009
H1N1 blamed for 3 deaths
ST. PAUL -- Callers to Minnesota's new flu hotline reported no answers, busy signals and long waits today as the Health Department said three more people died from H1N1 flu. The deaths were in Martin, Steele and Freeborn counties, all in southern Minnesota. Two were children younger...
October 23, 2009 - 12:00am
Editorial: Fighting H1N1 right here
There's more news about the novel H1N1 influenza virus on today's front page, as H1N1 claimed more three more lives -- including that of a woman from nearby Martin County. This comes on the heels of news earlier this week that H1N1 was confirmed in three pigs exhibited at the Minnesota...
October 23, 2009 - 12:00am
October 22, 2009
Response to new FluLine service is "very heavy"
Officials at the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) report that the response to their new phone-based service for people with flu symptoms has been "very heavy." As of 8:00 a.m. today, the new Minnesota FluLine had received over 2,100 calls. The FluLine number was first made available...
October 22, 2009 - 3:23pm
Middle school student dies of H1N1
HASTINGS - Oliver Franklin Finley, age 11, a Hastings Middle School student and the son of Steve and Nancy Finley, died last Saturday afternoon of complications from the H1N1 flu virus. "He passed away from pneumonia," Nancy Finley said. "Oliver was severely disabled and wasn't able...
October 22, 2009 - 2:30pm
H1N1 fears hit schools, sports teams
PERHAM - Perhaps even more contagious than the virus itself is the rapidly spreading hype over this season's H1N1 "swine flu" outbreak. East Otter Tail hospitals, clinics, and even the "phone nurse" are being inundated with questions from concerned citizens, spouting off symptoms...
October 22, 2009 - 2:29pm
H1N1 blamed for 3 deaths, busy hotline
ST. PAUL - Callers to Minnesota's new flu hotline reported no answers, busy signals and long waits today as the Health Department said three more people died from H1N1 flu. The deaths were in Martin, Steele and Freeborn counties, all in southern Minnesota. Two were children younger...
October 22, 2009 - 1:14pm
Toll-free line for H1N1 advice now available
ST. PAUL -- Operators are standing by to answer calls from feverish, coughing and achy Minnesotans. What Minnesota health officials call the country's first statewide flu help line that can prescribe medicine launched Wednesday at 1-866-259-4655. Minnesota FluLine, open 24 hours...
October 22, 2009 - 12:00am
October 21, 2009
Newport Labs may hold key to H1N1
Local company's vaccine holds promise for swine industry WORTHINGTON -- For months, the U.S.
October 21, 2009 - 12:00am
October 20, 2009
Back from the H1N1 brink
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) -- Earlier this month, Kelsey Mullenix had three questions for her family. What, wondered the 19-year-old, was she doing in a hospital? How much time had elapsed since her last clear memory when she visited an acute-care clinic? And why on Earth was she relearning...
October 20, 2009 - 4:00pm
October 16, 2009
H1N1 vaccine available locally by mid-November
WORTHINGTON -- The first shipments of H1N1 vaccine are now arriving in Nobles County, but don't rush to your local clinic just yet. "People are going to start to hear that the H1N1 influenza vaccine is coming to the state, and what they may not understand is there are different...
October 16, 2009 - 12:00am
October 7, 2009
Churches fight illness with hand-washing, hand sanitizer
WORTHINGTON -- Children's sermons, speaking Hebrew, disposable cups, hand sanitizers and bumping knuckles are just a few of the ways local churches are fighting the spread of illness during cold and flu season this year. "Part of the worship service in the morning includes greeting...
October 7, 2009 - 12:00am
October 2, 2009
Seasonal flu shot delay for some in the U.S.
WILLMAR - The biggest manufacturers of seasonal flu vaccines for the U.S. said they are delaying or reducing the number of doses shipped to health care providers -- partly because of the crunch to produce millions of doses of the swine flu vaccine. The pharmaceutical company Sanofi...
October 2, 2009 - 11:05am