Flu claims 17 more lives in Minnesota as outbreak eases

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  • Updated: February 28, 2013 - 8:36 PM

The death toll has hit 165 this season, five times more than last year’s.

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svictoriaFeb. 28, 1310:38 PM

This is astounding to me: 17 more lives in a week, and several hundred for a season? I had a shot, and got full blown flu earlier this week - Monday night. I just managed to get a few things done today at home, yet still very, very weak. It is awful, yet I wonder what it would be like without a shot?

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nomedsMar. 1, 13 7:29 AM

I have never gotten a flu shot and this year I haven't even had the sniffles. Again, eating right, exercising and taking vitamins are the answers.

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marathongirlMar. 1, 13 9:56 AM

"Federal health officials have estimated that this year’s flu shot was only 9 percent effective among the elderly, who have been hardest hit by this year’s outbreak. But they say a flu shot is still a good preventive measure for the general public." - Of course, put into your body stuff to fight something your immune system should be able to fight on its own. If people were eating right and taking care of themselves that is. I won't ever get a flu shot again. One time I got one was the time I got the flu.

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grandmajMar. 1, 1312:21 PM

A friend of mine's mom died of it last week. Was going to the doctor on Monday if she did not feel better. If you are SICK, just get there. I always say a dr appt is cheaper than a funeral...by several thousand dollars. This was not an elderly person. She was in her 60's. I took my granddaughters in...they tested for the influezna, but was not it. 104+temp 4 days. We had our shots in September. No colds all winter, then resistance was down....bang. So far so good for me. Exercise, rest, nutrition, OH---I HEAR A NAP CALLING ME NOW!

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