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State Epidemiologist Dr. Ruth Lynfield discusses Minnesota's first "probable" case of swine flu at a news conference. Scott Wente/Minn. State Capitol Bureau

'Probable' swine flu case reported in Minnesota

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ST. PAUL - Health officials are responding to the first probable case of the swine flu in Minnesota and cautioning that there will be confirmed cases of the new flu strain in the state.


The case was detected in a woman affiliated with schools in Cold Spring, in central Minnesota. The woman was not hospitalized and is recovering, but health experts are planning for more cases of the H1N1 flu strain, commonly called swine flu, to appear in Minnesota.

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