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H1N1 outbreaks seen at schools, but not in this area yet

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The H1N1 novel influenza virus is out there and it's probably inevitable that it will turn up in area schools this year.

It doesn't seem to have happened yet in west central Minnesota, but it is turning up in other areas.

Just a couple days after school started, Two Harbors Superintendent Phil Minkkinen has already sent a letter to parents in his district to tell them that several students have influenza-like illnesses that appear to be the H1N1 flu, often called swine flu.

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Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

Follow me on Twitter: @lindavanderwerf

(320) 214-4340
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