Health officials in Sioux Falls are urging residents to verify that their vaccinations are up-to-date, following a reported increase in the number of pertussis cases in South Dakota. The state Health Department late last week said 29 cases of pertussis or whooping cough had been reported statewide so far this year, compared to 67 in all of last year.
Minnesota health officials are reporting 23 flu deaths in the past week in one of the state’s biggest outbreaks in years.
A flu outbreak has hit Minnesota early and health officials say it could get worse.
Minnesota health officials are releasing more information about a man who was sickened by inhaling anthrax — apparently acquired from the natural environment.
Minnesota health officials urged residents to protect themselves against ticks after the number of tick-borne diseases rose to record levels in 2010.
Currently, the Minnesota Department of Health says there are 14 confirmed cases of measles in Minnesota, but health care professionals worry that more cases could come and history could repeat itself.