flu season

Number of Flu Cases in Cass County Gradually Decreased over the Last Two Weeks

Only 142 cases were reported in Cass County last week, down from 244 two weeks prior

FARGO, N.D. — In what has been a tough flu season this winter, over one thousand people in Cass County have been hospitalized. But as spring approaches, the number of confirmed cases has gone down. This week, only 142 cases of the flu were reported in Cass County, down from the 244 confirmed two weeks ago. While this might indicate some…

Influenza Cases are on the Rise in North Dakota

The North Dakota Department of Health says there are about 2,520 cases reported so far this season

FARGO, N.D. — We’re in the middle of the flu season and this year, we’re seeing an even larger number of people infected with the virus in the state of North Dakota. “Right now, influenza is widespread across North Dakota,” said Jill Baber, the Influenza Surveillance Coordintor at the North Dakota Department of Health. “We have had about 2,520 cases reported…

Minnesota Announces First Child Death from the Flu This Season

A total of 715 people have been hospitalized since the beginning of the flu season

MINNESOTA — Minnesota has announced they have their first child death due to the flu this season. Officials with the state Department of Health says this is their only known case so far but could not provide any other details about the case due to privacy concerns. They say nearly 156 people were hospitalized with the flu last week alone…

2016-2017 Flu Cases Hitting North Dakota Hard

Nearly 200 cases of influenza have been reported in Cass County alone

The 2016–2017 flu season is looking a bit worse than it did at this time last year. According to the CDC, every state is currently reporting influenza outbreaks. Young children, the elderly and people with chronic health problems are usually hit hardest by the flu. This year, influenza A viruses, which make victims sicker than other strains, is most common. In…