MN Watches for Swine Flu
Minnesota state officials say that while no cases of the swine flu have yet been reported, they are investigating people who may have symptoms and expect to find a few cases, according to the Star Tribune.
While the disease has killed more than 80 people in Mexico, it has only caused mild illness in the United States.
While officials don't want the public to panic, they are concerned that the disease could mutate into a more dangerous form.
Hospitals are being asked to report any possible incidents, which has very similar symptoms to the regular flu, the Tribune said.
An article on the flu in the Pioneer Press said the United States has declared "public health emergency" over the disease, but also mentions that Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said it "sounds more serious than it is."