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    Minnesota sees 3rd pediatric flu death of the season

    Health Matt Sepic St. Paul, Minn. Dec 24, 2014
    Three pediatric deaths from influenza have been reported this flu season. Nikki Tundel / MPR News 2011

    Minnesota Department of Health officials on Wednesday said a third person under the age of 18 has died of influenza since the start of the flu season.
    That brings the number of pediatric deaths in Minnesota to three so far this flu season.

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    Source: http://www.beaumontenterprise.com/ne...on-6003163.php


    Minnesota sees 4th pediatric flu death this season
    Published 8:01 pm, Thursday, January 8, 2015

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Minnesota has recorded its fourth death of a child linked to influenza this season.

    Minnesota Department of Health spokesman Doug Schultz says that's two more than the pediatric deaths reported in all of the last flu season.

    Schultz says while the number is "tragic," it doesn't suggest a need for panic...

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      Weekly Influenza & Respiratory Illness Activity Report A summary of influenza surveillance indicators prepared by the Division of Infectious Disease Epidemiology Prevention & Control
      Current: Week Ending February 28, 2015 | WEEK 8

      Summary
      During the week ending February 28, 2015 (Week 8),
      surveillance indicators showed LOCAL geographic spread of
      influenza. Since the start of the influenza season, 6 pediatric
      (less than 18 years of age) influenza-related deaths have been
      identified. Although influenza A/H3 activity continues to
      decrease, recent surveillance indicates an increase in
      influenza B activity.
      ...
      http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/i.../flustats8.pdf
      Twitter: @RonanKelly13
      The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.

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        Current: Week Ending March 14, 2015 | WEEK 10

        Summary During the week ending March 14, 2015 (Week 10), surveillance indicators showed LOCAL geographic spread of influenza. Since the start of the influenza season, 8 pediatric (less than 18 years of age) influenza-related deaths have been identified. Influenza B continues activity continues to increase
        ...
        http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/i...flustats10.pdf
        Twitter: @RonanKelly13
        The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.

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          Current: Week Ending April 11, 2015 | WEEK 14

          Summary
          During the week ending April 11, 2015 (Week 14), surveillance
          indicators showed LOCAL geographic spread of influenza.
          Since the start of the influenza season, 9 pediatric (less than 18
          years of age) influenza-related deaths have been identified.
          Influenza B continues activity continues to increase.
          ...
          http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/i...flustats14.pdf
          Twitter: @RonanKelly13
          The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.

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