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Local officials plan to follow guidelines on when patients should see doc

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WILLMAR -- If you think you might have influenza, should you see a doctor?

Behind the scenes, health officials are worried about the potential for widespread flu -- both the seasonal and the novel H1N1 types -- to swamp the medical system with patients who perhaps are better off staying home.

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Anne Polta

Anne Polta covers health care, business/economic development and general assignment. Her HealthBeat blog can be found at http://healthbeat.areavoices.com. Follow her on Twitter at @AnnePolta.

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