Minnesota flu season could be severe

Flu vaccine
Medical assistant Lim Ros administers a flu vaccine at Central Pediatrics in St. Paul, Minn., on October 25, 2011.
MPR Photo/Nikki Tundel

The Minnesota Department of Health is predicting this could be the worst flu season we've seen in years.

Some Twin Cities area hospitals are already filling up with people suffering the affects of influenza. If this pace continues, it could rival the severity of the 2009 H1-N1 pandemic.

Kris Ehresmann, director of infectious disease epidemiology at the Minnesota Department of Health, discussed the situation with Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer.

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