First flu case turns up in Olmsted County

Health officials say it appears to be a strain covered by this year's vaccine. The 26-year-odl woman had not been vaccinated.
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Health officials say it appears to be a strain covered by this year's vaccine. The 26-year-odl woman had not been vaccinated.

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