Minnesota Department Of Health
Dr. Joni Scheftel of the Minnesota Department of Health said that in Minnesota last year, 72 animals tested positive for rabies.
State health officials say a Murray County man has Minnesota’s first case of the West Nile virus this year. The man got sick with West Nile fever earlier this month and is recovering. The Minnesota Department of Health says West Nile virus is a potentially life-threatening disease.
State health officials said Friday at least three people have been diagnosed with E. coli from swimming near Big Island on Lake Minnetonka over the Fourth of July holiday. Health officials said the illnesses happened with young adults that were all within the seven-county Twin Cities metro.
An outbreak of Listeria linked to a Wisconsin cheese maker is being blamed for the death of one person in Minnesota. According to the Minnesota Department of Health, the multi-state outbreak is being linked to Les Frères Cheese, made by Crave Brothers Farmstead Classics Cheese In Waterloo, Wis. Two adults in Minnesota got sick in early June after eating the cheese, and one person died.
The number of abortions performed in Minnesota has dropped again. New figures from the Minnesota Department of Health show the number of abortions performed in Minnesota dropped from just over 11,000 in 2011 to about 10,700 in 2012, for a decrease of 370.
Memorial Day weekend has passed, which means the summer is unofficially underway. Officials said that means tick season isn’t far away, and some said ticks are already back in full force. Ticks thrive in hot, wet weather, and they can carry Lyme Disease.
Outside downtown office buildings, many smokers didn’t want to talk about the possibility of a tax that will push a lot of cigarettes into the $8-a-pack range. Dan Jones says the tax may be the push he needs “It’s a tax on something that you don’t need… I’m ok with it actually “Jones said. “Who knows, maybe it will finally give me the motivation I need to stop doing it.”
A St. Louis County prosecutor says no charges are warranted following an investigation into allegations of neglect at an assisted-living facility in Chisholm.
The Minnesota Department of Health is proposing some changes to the school immunization rules.
Minnesota health officials say that another two people have died of flu-related causes this season. Since last October, there have now been 190 flu-related deaths in the state.
The Minnesota Department of Health is investigating after a developmentally disabled man was found unresponsive in a urine-soaked chair at an assisted living facility.
A former personal care attendant in Richfield is accused of financially exploiting a client by using their credit card for unauthorized purchases totaling more than $2,400, according to charges filed Tuesday by the Minnesota Department of Health.
Reportable sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) have increased in Minnesota, according to a report from the Minnesota Department of Health.
Health officials say two additional deaths have been attributed to the flu in Minnesota, but they say the outbreak is slowing.
Since the flu season began twelve weeks ago, 184 people have died as a result of the virus, according to new numbers released this week by the Minnesota Department of Health.