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FLU STILL A BIG ISSUE IN MINNESOTA

While the coronavirus is getting most of the attention right now, seasonal influenza is doing the most damage in Minnesota right now. The latest flu surveillance data from the Minnesota Department of Health showed a surge last week in hospitalizations and patients showing up in clinics with flu-like illnesses – and the second flu-related death of a child this season. The uptick comes as an unusual early spread of a B strain of influenza, historically tougher on children, has given way to an A strain of the virus.