Minnesota has recorded its first culture-confirmed case of influenza for the 2008-09 season in a 39-year-old man from Chisago County. The man's illness was caused by the A (H1) strain of the virus, the Minnesota Department of Health reported today. The man's virus is a good match for this year's vaccine, health officials said.

It is not too late to get your influenza vaccine! The peak influenza season usually occurs in February and it takes only 2 weeks after the vaccination to develop immunity. The best news is this year's vaccination is a good match to the first confirmed case. For a full report from the Minnesota Department of Health see this link.

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Anonymous says:

it is importnt to get checked today for influenza it can change your life

posted on Fri, 02/20/2009 - 11:00am

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