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MDH Provides Guidance for Influenza Outbreak Management

On November 19, 2019 by Sue Boyd

It’s now officially influenza season! The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has posted Interim Guidance for Influenza Outbreak Management in Long-Term Care Facilities to help nursing homes prepare for the flu season and identify, report and manage respiratory outbreaks.  

FluSafe: Help Protect Residents from Flu

On October 1, 2019 by Sue Boyd

21 LeadingAge Minnesota members were recently recognized for their commitment to protecting patient and resident health through high flu vaccination rates among health care personnel. Care centers across Minnesota can take proactive measures to protect the people you serve from the flu by enrolling in FluSafe.  

Influenza Prevention and Response Webinar Available for Replay

On January 23, 2018 by Jonathan Lips

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has posted to its website the recording and presentation slides from its Jan. 12 webinar titled Preventing and Responding to Influenza in Minnesota Long-Term Care Facilities. 

Influenza Rates Spike with 55 Reported Long Term Care Outbreaks

On January 16, 2018 by Elizabeth Sether, RN, MHA, LNHA

Flu activity season is in full swing. According to the Minnesota Department of Health, influenza activity has moved from low rates to widespread. Hospitalization rates for 2017 – 2018 indicate that the 65+ age group has almost tripled all other flu cases for those who have been hospitalized. There have been 55 reported influenza-like illness outbreaks in long term care.  

MDH Hosts Preventing and Responding to Influenza Webinar

On January 10, 2018 by Jonathan Lips

Influenza activity is on the rise, and long-term care facilities are being hit particularly hard this season. To help providers prevent and control influenza in their communities, the Minnesota Department of Health is hosting a free webinar on Friday, Jan. 12. 

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