Minnesota Department of Health officials have confirmed that a traveler returning to Minnesota from West Africa tested positive for the Lassa fever. The man, who flew in to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on March 31, went to a doctor soon after arriving, complaining of a fever. Due to his travel history, his blood samples were sent to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and he tested positive for the viral disease on April 3.
Reportable sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) have increased in Minnesota, according to a report from the Minnesota Department of Health.
The Minnesota Department of Health announced 12 more people in the state died last week as a result of the flu, bringing the season’s total to 148 deaths.
The Minnesota Department of Health said that there were 15 more deaths in the last week as a result of the flu outbreak.
The flu season has officially arrived in Minnesota.