HEALTHBEAT Where have all the flu germs gone?
Every winter I can count on doing at least one story about the extent of seasonal influenza. This year? Nothing, nada, zilch. I can't remember the last time this happened.
So what gives? It seems... Posted on 4/13/10 at 11:23 AM
STAFF BLOG REPUBLIC INSIDER Schedule set for next week's H1N1 vaccination clinic
In case you haven't heard, the schedule has now been set for next week's H1N1 flu vaccination clinic at the Corn Palace:
The free clinic will be from 2:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday.
Vaccinations will be ... Posted on 11/11/09 at 4:41 AM
Area hospitals and medical clinics are taking precautions when residents who have flu-like symptoms visit the emergency room or family doctor.
Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell has a kiosk with hand sanitizer, masks and tissue, along with instructions for anyone with flu-like symptoms, at all entrances, said Pat Reiner, infection control director.
The Mitchell School District is monitoring the ever-changing H1N1 strain of influenza and the guidelines that accompany it, Superintendent Joe Graves said Monday, but it’s unlikely Mitchell schools will close in response to a flu outbreak.
A letter will be sent this week to parents within the school district, noting that the district “will respond to the threat posed by the H1N1 flu consistent with the recommendations of the Center for Disease Control.” The letter is expected to be sent Friday.
PIERRE - The South Dakota Department of Health has identified the state's first probable swine flu (H1N1) case and the specimen is on its way to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) laboratories for further testing. This is considered a probable case until CDC's final confirmation.
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