Flu season sweeps through Minnesota, dozens of schools face outbreaks
By Courtney Godfrey
PublishedNovember 17, 2022 10:13PM
(FOX 9) - Flu season is off to an early and rapid start in Minnesota, as respiratory viruses sweep through schools.
According to weekly data released by the Minnesota Department of Health, school outbreaks doubled in the last week. While there were 97 new school outbreaks in the first week of November, that number skyrocketed to 195 new outbreaks in the second week.
MDH data dating back to 2010 shows this is one of the earliest starts to the flu season in recent history. ... Read more