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Local surveillance stepped up for swine flu

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WILLMAR -- Local health authorities have stepped up their surveillance for possible cases of North American, or swine, influenza.

They're also urging old-fashioned prevention measures for the public: hand washing, covering coughs and staying home when ill.

"Those types of things are what we want people to be doing right now," Ann Stehn, director of Kandiyohi County Public Health, said today.

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