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Infections

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MDH: Pumpkin Patch Petting Zoo Infects 3 Children With E. Coli

Three people have confirmed E. coli infections from a Minnesota pumpkin patch petting zoo, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. The three cases are all children – from 15 months old to 7 years old – and one child is hospitalized with hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a serious complication of an E. coli infection characterized by kidney failure.

10/26/2013

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3 Robots Making MN Hospital Squeaky Clean Via UV Rays

Fairview Southdale in Edina is embracing technology and putting a team of robots to work inside patients’ rooms. The robots eliminate hard-to-kill germs and viruses that can linger in a room, even after it’s been cleaned, and tests show they’re effective in reducing the number of infections that people get in hospitals.

09/26/2013

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Simple Measures Cut Infections Caught In Hospitals

Preventing surgery-linked infections is a major concern for hospitals and it turns out some simple measures can make a big difference.

11/28/2012

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Officials Investigate Infections At Minn. Hospital

A nurse has been suspended pending a criminal investigation into a series of unusual bacterial infections among patients at St. Cloud Hospital.

03/16/2011