Influenza outbreaks remain elevated


Influenza activity is elevated in Minnesota and Crow Wing County health officials said it’s not too late to get vaccinated. 

Public health officials said once people have become ill with influenza they have been sick for five to 10 days and in bed with high temperatures. 

One woman reported feeling fine and going out to a friend’s gathering only to be suddenly taken ill. What started as a sore throat, two hours later turned into a fever that came and went for three days.

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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