Minnesota battling high flu activity

[KARE11 News, December 07, 2022] The flu is rocking Minnesota healthcare systems which has created concern for what is it to come around the holidays. Allina Health reports its emergency rooms have been reaching capacity causing longer wait times.

"What is different about this flu season is we are still dealing with COVID and seeing a surge with RSV," Allina Health Vice President Clinical Officer, Ryan Else said. 

According to the Minnesota Department of Health, there has been nearly 1,200 flu hospitalizations this 2022-2023 season, surpassing the total number of hospitalizations last year.

"This is the time of the year people are congregating more indoors, and just in contact more during warmer seasons. It's just that time of the year when these illnesses spread quickly," Else said.

Posted on December 08, 2022 in Infectious Diseaseinfluenza

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