FLU ON THE DECLINE HERE BUT NOT OVER YET

The Minnesota Department of Health reports there were more than 100 flu-related hospitalizations in the state the week ending March 10th. But that’s about half the number reported the previous week, and flu-related hospitalizations are at their lowest level since early December. Health Department Senior Epidemiologist Melissa McMahon says the severity of this year’s flu outbreak was due in part to the nature of the virus….

Tag: McMahon adds older people are already at a higher risk of flu-related hospitalizations. Minnesota has seen more than 56-hundred people hospitalized with the flu this year, compared to about 37-hundred the year before and 15-hundred during the 2016 season.