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Olmsted Co. woman among first cases of influenza of season

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ST. PAUL/ROCHESTER (KTTC) -- The flu bug has officially arrived.  Minnesota health officials have confirmed the first two cases of influenza of the season in the state -- and one is from Rochester.  The cases were confirmed in the lab.

One is a 25-year-old woman from Olmsted County.  She came down with the "A" or "H3" strain of the virus, but health officials say it was not related to swine flu.

The second case was a 12-year-old boy from the Minneapolis area who was suffering from a "B" strain of the flu virus.

Neither was hospitalized.

Health officials are urging people to get vaccinated against the flu.

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