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State health officials report influenza cluster in metro-area long-term care facility

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ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Department of Health has identified a cluster of influenza cases in a long-term care facility in the seven-county Twin Cities metropolitan area.

State health officials said today that it's unclear whether this cluster represents sporadic influenza activity that can occur outside the usual influenza season or whether it signals the start of the influenza season in Minnesota.

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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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