Minnesota health experts say flu threat real, but 'don't panic'
DULUTH - The mutant variation of swine flu that's spreading across Mexico and the U.S. is reason for concern in the Northland but not reason to panic, a Duluth-area expert said Sunday.
"Let's prepare, not panic," said Dr. Linda Van Etta, epidemiologist and infectious disease expert for St. Luke's hospital in Duluth. "But when the government releases 20 percent of the emergency stockpile of [flu medicine] it's time to take this seriously."
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