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‘U’ Taking Precautions Over Ebola Outbreak

The University of Minnesota is monitoring the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa and has taken some precautions. Students from West Africa coming to the U are not asked to take extra health checks as a precaution against the spread of the Ebola virus.

08/29/2014

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Twin Cities Nonprofit Impacted By Ebola Outbreak

A Twin Cities nonprofit group called One Village Partners has been directly affected by the Ebola outbreak. They are an organization which supports individual villages in Sierra Leone, one of the countries hardest hit by Ebola.

08/03/2014

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Liberians In Minnesota Worry About Ebola Outbreak

Members of Minnesota’s sizeable Liberian community say an Ebola outbreak that has killed hundreds of people in West Africa, including a local woman’s husband, has them worrying about relatives and scrambling to raise money to help prevent the virus from spreading.

07/28/2014

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The MERS Outbreak: Is The Government Doing Enough?

The CDC and WHO claim they are hard at work tracking 100 people that may have come in contact with the deadly MERS virus.

05/16/2014

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MDH: Dozens Of Minnetonka Students Fall Ill

The Minnesota Department of Health is investigating a possible outbreak of a gastrointestinal illness at a Minnetonka elementary school. Health department officials say at least 51 students and four staff members at Groveland Elementary School were out sick on Thursday.

05/02/2014

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4 Dead Amid Norovirus Outbreak At Veterans Home

Authorities are investigating an outbreak of norovirus at the Minnesota Veterans Home that may have been connected to four deaths last weekend. As of this point, officials said that there has been only one hospitalization they have confirmed to be connected with the outbreak.

03/13/2014

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23 Sick From Salmonella At Maple Grove Restaurant

A salmonella outbreak has been linked to a Maple Grove restaurant. Minnesota Department of Health and Hennepin County officials say at least 23 people got sick after eating at Old Country Buffet in late January. One person was hospitalized but has since been released.

02/24/2014

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Pre-Packaged Salad Blamed For Stomach Bug Outbreak

Health officials in two states have zeroed in on what’s making hundreds of people sick with a stomach bug. But investigators still don’t know what’s triggering cases in other states, including Minnesota and Wisconsin.

07/31/2013

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2 More Flu-Related Deaths Last Week In Minnesota

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.

04/18/2013

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MDH: 2 More Flu-Related Deaths, Outbreak Slowing

Health officials say two additional deaths have been attributed to the flu in Minnesota, but they say the outbreak is slowing.

04/05/2013

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Feds Indict 4 In Peanut Butter Salmonella Outbreak

Four former peanut company employees have been charged with scheming to manufacture and ship salmonella-tainted peanuts that killed nine people including three in Minnesota, sickened hundreds and prompted one of the largest recalls in history.

02/21/2013

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Flu Outbreak Leads To Visitor Limits At S. Central Hospitals

The southern part of the state is described as the epicenter of the outbreak this year.

01/07/2013

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Nasty Flu Season Start Outpaces H1N1 Outbreak

A 14-year-old St. Louis Park girl is fighting for her life as she battles the flu and its complications.

01/03/2013

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Officials Confirm 11th Fungal Meningitis Case

Minnesota health officials have confirmed another case of fungal meningitis in a national outbreak linked to steroid shots for back pain made by a specialty pharmacy in Massachusetts. That brings the number of Minnesota cases to 11.

11/06/2012

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Minnesota Records 10th Fungal Meningitis Case

Minnesota has confirmed its 10th case of fungal meningitis as part of a national outbreak tied to tainted steroids from a Massachusetts pharmacy. The initial announcement from the Minnesota Department of Health on Tuesday did not give details about the patient.

10/30/2012

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