Flu Cases On The Rise 16 Mar 12

This year’s flu season in Minnesota is one of the mildest we’ve seen in years, but the number of cases have been on the rise in recent weeks. Over the last week, health officials say 45 people were hospitalized with influenza and one person died from flu-related complications. The Department of Health says 13 schools and three nursing homes reported flu outbreaks during the latest reporting period as well. So far this season, a total of 241 people have been hospitalized with the flu and 11 flu-related deaths have been reported.