SD Sees Hundreds Of Flu Cases
by Ashley Kringen, Reporter
January 09, 2013 8:40 PM
People all over the country have experienced one of the worst flu seasons in decades, including the Midwest.
In South Dakota, there have been 409 confirmed cases of the flu, three of those cases resulted in death.
In Minnesota, doctors at the Mayo clinic in Rochester have seen more patients than they did during the peak of the h1n1 epidemic.
They have implemented visitor restrictions at all fifteen of their hospitals.
"This unprecedented step is one way to make sure that the flu in our region doesn't get any worse," said Dr. Kutcher with the Mayo Health Region.
Doctors would like to remind everyone what flu systems are: a fever, a cough or a sore throat or a combination of both, nasal congestion, fatigue or body aches.
Health officials said the flu vaccine is a good match for the strain circulating this year and it is not too late to get a shot.