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CDC Declares Flu Widespread in 43 States, Including Minnesota

Good news (not), if you've gotten the flu this season -- you're not immune to getting it again. That's because there are different strains, and having one doesn't prevent you from getting another; and neither does the vaccine necessarily. Getting a flu shot is still recommended because it does protect to a certain degree.

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Flu Shot May Not Be As Effective As Hoped In Minnesota

Hey, wait a minute. I want my flu shot money back. (Ok, what? Oh, right I did't pay anything. Insurance covered it.) The news of the day is saying the our usual flu shot effectiveness (60%) may not be as effective this year (40%) as we had hoped. Turns out that one of the strains mutated leaving us all a bit unprotected.

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Flu Cases On The Rise In MN: Tips To Avoid The Bug

I'm going to Mexico in a few weeks so I better not get sick. Flu cases are on the rise in Minnesota, and is now officially being reported as 'widespread.' When I got sick as a kid it was my fault; according to my mom. Then when she got sick it was still my fault because I gave it to her. (WTF Mom?) Here's some reminders on how to not get sick.

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