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[KARE 11, January 29, 2020]   Coronavirus cases in China have now reached more than 5,900. At least 132 deaths are reported in Wuhan, the so-called epicenter of the virus.
January 29, 2020
[KMSP Fox 9, January 09, 2020]   In a week, Minnesota has seen the number of people who died from the flu this season double, as the Department of Health has reported eight more deaths. Health officials say the median age of death is 80 and none of the deaths have been children at this time.
January 09, 2020
[Star Tribune, January 02, 2020]   Minnesota hospitals admitted 117 influenza patients last week, the highest weekly total for the season, according to a Minnesota Health Department flu update on Thursday. So far, 505 people have been hospitalized for the flu, which is about the midrange for recent influenza seasons.
January 02, 2020
[WCCO Radio, December 23, 2019]   Flu season is kicking in early this year. In particular influenza B is the predominant strain which tends to hit kids more than the elderly.
December 23, 2019
[KARE 11, December 20, 2019]   You may be safer from the flu in a humid room than in a dry one according to a new study from researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. KARE 11 News talked with Allina Health infectious disease specialist Dr. Frank Rhame about why that is.
December 20, 2019
[New Ulm Journal, December 20, 2019]   Starting Friday, Dec. 20, Allina Health will implement temporary visitor guidelines to protect all patients and staff due to influenza at all of hospitals and at Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute-Transitional Rehabilitation Program, inpatient care in Golden Valley.
December 20, 2019
[KSTP TV, December 12, 2019]   Minnesota health officials say the state can expect an early peak flu season that may be especially tough on children. New numbers from the Minnesota Department of Health show influenza is spiking.
December 12, 2019
[KSTP TV, October 19, 2019]   Health officials are urging the public to be prepared for this year's flu season. Allina Health Infectious Disease Specialist Dr. Frank Rhame joined KSTP News to share some tips.
October 19, 2019
[Healthline, October 07, 2019]   The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) has announced it’s giving a coalition of 15 universities and research organizations up to $130 million over 7 years to develop a universal flu inoculation. The hope is the longer the research goes, the longer the initial vaccines would last.
October 07, 2019
[KSTP TV, September 24, 2019]   A little pain now might save you a lot of pain later. The CDC is pushing for flu shots earlier this year compared to others in hopes of driving up vaccination numbers.
September 24, 2019