Thursday, February 7, 2013
She was one of 127 Minnesotans to die of influenza-related causes this flu season.
Update: Fridley fell 43-37 to St. Louis Park Thursday in a girls basketball varsity game that went into overtime at St. Louis Park. The teams were tied 33-33 at the end of the second half. Original post: The Fridley High School JV/freshmen and varsity girls basketball team travel to St. Louis Park High School Thursday for games that were rescheduled from Jan. 8, 2013—a day after St. Louis Park player Carly Christenson's flu-related death. The JV/freshman game is at 5:45 p.m. and the varsity game is at 7:15 p.m., according to the Fridley Backcourt Club Facebook page. The Minnesota Department of Health issued its latest weekly report Thursday, showing that influenza remains active in Minnesota: January 26 - February 2 (week 5 of 2013) More:
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Teen's death brings home the high stakes of fighting influenza.
Minnesota's five flu-related deaths so far this season—the latest on Tuesday—have drawn attention to influenza dangers this season After the death of Carly Christenson, 14, of St. Louis Park, basketball games Tuesday evening between three St. Louis Park High School squads (including her team) and Fridley High School were postponed. And authorities are urging people both well and sick to take precautions. If you're not well, stay away from hospitals such as Unity in Fridley. "All Allina Health hospitals have flu patients," said hospital spokesperson Gloria O'Connell by email Wednesday. "We are asking visitors not to visit if they are sick. People should get flu shots if they haven't yet." If you need to get a flu shot, here are some places …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Carly Christenson, 14, died of Influenza A Tuesday afternoon. Three Fridley-St. Louis Park girls basketball games set for Tuesday evening will be played another day.
A death from flu on the St. Louis Park High School JV girls basketball team prompted postponement of three games with Fridley teams Tuesday. Carly Christenson, a St. Louis Park teen stricken with Influenza A since Dec. 20, died Tuesday afternoon, according to WCCO and a family statement on a church Facebook page. All three games between girls teams from Fridley High School and St. Louis Park High School are postponed, according to the Fridley High School website. The JV, 9A and Varsity games were set for 5:45 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. at St. Louis Park High School. (Three boys basketball games between the two schools scheduled to be played at Fridley High School are not postponed, according the FHS site.) Christenson, 14, came home from freshman-…