Flu Season Continues 13 Apr 12

The flu season is not over yet in Minnesota. During the first week of April, there were 2 deaths from the flu reported as well as 32 hospitalizations. A total of 4 schools and 3 nursing homes reported outbreaks also in what is being called an unusually late flu season. The state Health Department’s Kris Ehresmann says that the season technically runs from October to May, and that it’s very rare to have a season that goes right up until May. She says there was very little flu activity in April of last year. This flu season is late but it is considered very mild compared to previous seasons.