With a spike in case, flu is now 'widespread' in Minnesota

February 26, 2016 3:33 AM

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The state's weekly influenza update, issued Thursday, showed a spike in specimens testing positive for flu and flulike illnesses at hospitals and clinics. After a quiet start to this year's season, the virus is now prevalent across most of the state.

Flu earns the "widespread" designation when half or more of the state's reporting districts report outbreaks. Flu becomes widespread almost every season.

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