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Flu threat eases but surveillance to continue

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WILLMAR -- Local health officials said Tuesday that they'll continue to watch for the H1N1 novel influenza virus.

But they will be testing for it less often, following new recommendations issued Monday afternoon by the Minnesota Department of Health.

"They've watched this virus for a little while and it does appear to be acting like regular flu," said Ann Stehn, director of Kandiyohi County Public Health.

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