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Published October 21, 2009, 09:16 AM

State Announces Details of Minnesota FluLine

The Minnesota Health Department will soon become the latest state to announce details of a toll-free nurse line for those who think they have the flu.

The Minnesota Health Department will soon become the latest state to announce details of a toll-free nurse line for those who think they have the flu.

The department has called a news conference for Wednesday morning to present the specifics of the new Minnesota FluLine.

The department says the FluLine is being established to provide support and treatment options for people with flu symptoms. It's hoped that it will help take some of the pressure off emergency rooms choked with flu sufferers.

Minnesota is not alone. The federal government has been working with health officials from around the country to develop hot lines and interactive Web sites to help flu patients decide if they should stay home or go to the hospital.

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