Fewer Minnesotans are getting sick with the flu. On Thursday, the CDC downgraded the flu in Minnesota from widespread to regional. The worse cases of the flu are in the metro and central Minnesota.
Fewer Minnesotans are getting sick with the flu. The CDC downgraded the flu in Minnesota from widespread to regional on Thursday. The Minnesota Department of Health says 21 people were hospitalized with the flu this week. There were 80 last week.
Every Friday, we tackle a bunch of viewers’ burning questions. This week, Heather Brown explores flu germs, used Christmas trees and laughter that makes you cry.
A 12-year-old boy in Rosemount is dealing with a painful condition, but it clearly hasn’t affected his heart.
Health officials are warning consumers to avoid prepackaged caramel apples because they are linked to four deaths and more than two dozen illnesses in 10 states.
This year’s flu vaccine isn’t a good match for this year’s most common strains of influenza. According to the Centers for Disease Control, only 48 percent of flu virus samples taken through last month were closely related to this year’s North American vaccine.
December marks the start of peak flu season. State Health officials warn every-day spots like grocery store are common places to pick up the virus. “Going to mall, going to store, going to church,” said Doug Schultz of the Minnesota Health Department.
While there’s national concern about the deadly Ebola virus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says October marks the start of flu season.
Health Commissioner Dr. Ed Ehlinger was in the WCCO-TV studio to talk with Esme Murphy on Sunday morning. The commissioner spoke on where the Ebola treatment facilities will likely be in Minnesota, as well as politicians calling for travel bans, CDC protocol, and Ebola screenings at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
The CDC is investigating how exactly a Dallas nurse contracted Ebola from a patient she treated.
With news of the first Ebola case in the United States, Minnesotans are wondering what it means for them. A man who traveled from Liberia to Dallas, TX, has been diagnosed with the deadly Ebola Virus.
In health news, the percentage of U.S. adults diagnosed with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes has leveled off in recent years. That’s according to researchers from the CDC who looked at data on almost 665,000 people.
A new report states that children are consuming too much salt. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 90 percent of children in the U.S. aged 6 -18 have too much salt in their diet. Most of the salt is coming from processed and restaurant foods.
Hundreds of children have showed up at emergency rooms and intensive care units with a severe cough and struggling to breathe.
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals that some kids are more likely to gain weight in the summertime.