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Influenza reported at care center

A case of influenza was confirmed at Northern Montana Care Center Thursday.

Care Center Administrator Ron Gleason said one resident was hospitalized and tested positive for influenza A. This is the first confirmed case of influenza at the Care Center during the 2012-2013 flu season.

Care Center residents are generally more susceptible to influenza due to their age. Gleason said that every resident and staff member is offered the flu shot annually.

Once a case of influenza is confirmed at the Care Center, all necessary precautions are taken to stop the spread of infection, he said.

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