Posted: Thursday, 03 October 2013 7:08AM

Get Your Flu Vaccines: First Confirmed Case in Mankato

MANKATO (TEC News), October 3 – Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato confirmed their first flu case of the year, on Monday. A panel of physicians and public health officials spoke with us yesterday about the importance of getting vaccinated. Emergency Doctor, Ronak Shah says this strain of flu isn’t what most people think of:

Shah 1: “This is very different than the stomach flu that people often times confuse it with. The stomach flu causes vomiting and diarrhea. The influenza virus, affects the whole body, but especially the respiratory area.” : 12 sec

To schedule a seasonal influenza vaccination appointment, call 877-412-7575 or by talking with your doctor.