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Essentia Health offers advice for flu season


Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Brainerd is temporarily restricting visitors due to high levels of flu-like illness.

The hospital requests visitors be limited to immediate family. To protect patients and children in the community, the hospital requests children do not visit at this time.

The best way to protect yourself and your family against the flu is to get vaccinated.


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