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January 12, 2018
Erica Dischino / Tribune

A member of the medical staff uses sanitation wipes Thursday to clean the hand sanitizer bottle that is available for patients to use in the lobby of Family Practice Medical Center in Willmar. With influenza becoming widespread across the region, health providers have taken preventative measures to prevent the spread.
Flu activity becomes widespread in Willmar area
January 12, 2018 - 6:36am
December 30, 2017
Meeker Memorial in Litchfield implements visitor restrictions
December 30, 2017 - 12:18pm
November 21, 2017
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Dr. Saad Gharaibeh is the new pathologist at the Minnesota Poultry Testing Laboratory in Willmar. Gharaibeh is the new full-time pathologist at the lab, which means that necropsies can now be completed in Willmar.
Poultry pathology: Worldwide search, year-long wait brings full-time pathologist to Willmar poultry testing lab
November 21, 2017 - 6:28am
October 25, 2017
close-up of an array of upright syringes
Essentia requires flu shots for all employees, volunteers
October 25, 2017 - 8:27pm
October 24, 2017
Health organizations recognized for flu shot rates
October 24, 2017 - 3:33pm
August 15, 2017
In a ND first, child contracts influenza virus after coming into contact with pig at State Fair
August 15, 2017 - 9:07pm
January 27, 2017
Meeker Memorial Hospital implements visitor restrictions
January 27, 2017 - 10:55am
August 18, 2016
Monte Draper / Forum News Service file photo

Beltrami County Nurse Dorothy Walton gives third-grader Olivia Sewall a nasal dose of flu vaccine at a 2009 clinic at Central Elementary School in Bemidji. The spray version of the flu vaccine has been pulled this year amid new research indicating that it’s losing its effectiveness.
Spray will be gone from flu vaccine lineup this fall
August 18, 2016 - 4:04pm
September 23, 2015
Annual fall influenza vaccination season gets underway
September 23, 2015 - 10:28pm
May 21, 2015
39 workers laid off in Renville because of bird flu
May 21, 2015 - 5:24pm
February 20, 2015
Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar asks visitors who have the flu to wear a mask or come back later. (TRIBUNE/Rand Middleton)
Flu activity starts tapering off
February 20, 2015 - 11:37pm
December 25, 2014
Early start to flu season results in third death in Minnesota
December 25, 2014 - 11:46pm
December 17, 2014
Influenza, other illnesses hit some western Minnesota schools hard
December 17, 2014 - 10:40pm
December 16, 2014
Litchfield hospital limits visitors due to flu
December 16, 2014 - 11:14pm
Flu leads to visitor restrictions at Meeker Memorial Hospital
December 16, 2014 - 4:16pm