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Local officials prepare for bird flu

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te and federal authorities to prepare for a possible bird flu pandemic.

Should we be worried? No. But should we prepare? Yes, Karen Nelson, Wadena County Public Health director said about the avian flu.

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Historically, the flu hasnt taken long to spread.

When the 1918 Spanish flu arrived in Minnesota, it took only eight days to spread across the state, Nelson said.

And today, people travel so much more that it would probably take less time, she said.

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