Influenza widespread across Minnesota

By KBJR News 1

Credit: MGN Online

Influenza widespread across Minnesota

January 2, 2014 Updated Jan 2, 2014 at 11:52 PM CDT

(NNCNOW.com) --- The flu is now widespread across Minnesota, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.

Last week, 71 influenza-related hospitalizations were reported, nearly twice as many reported the week before. .

Four people have been hospitalized in northeastern MN.

Health officials say the H1N1 strain is the most commonly reported influenza strain so far this season.

Influenza levels in northwestern Wisconsin and statewide are low so far, according to recent data by the Wisconsin Department of Health.