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Minnesota health experts say flu threat real, but 'don't panic'

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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.

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"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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