|Note: On June 22, 2016, CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended not using the nasal spray flu vaccine for the 2016-17 season due to poor effectiveness. The content on this website will be reviewed and updated prior to the 2016-17 flu season.
- Influenza Basics
General information about flu, including symptoms, complications, vaccines,
- For Child Care
Information specific to child care staff about influenza.
- For EMS, First Responders, Fire, and Law Enforcement
Influenza infection control information for public safety personnel.
- Printed Materials on Influenza
Fact sheets, brochures, flyers, signs, posters, and other materials about influenza that you can print and use.
- Prevent the Flu: Videos
Video series featuring the Commissioner of Health, Dr. Ed Ehlinger, interviewing Minnesotans about influenza and flu shots.
- Novel and Variant Influenza A Viruses
New (novel) and highly pathogenic influenza A viruses have the potential to cause a pandemic if the virus were to change to become easily and sustainably spread from person-to-person. Variant influenza A virus does not usually infect people but occur in pigs, and are very different from human seasonal viruses.
Friday, August 26, 2016 at 11:16AM