Legionnaires' Disease Bacteria Found In Mpls. VA Hospital's WaterVeterans Affairs officials say they've detected the bacteria that causes Legionnaires' disease in water samples at the Minneapolis hospital. No illnesses have been reported. Officials at the VA Medical Center in Minneapolis said routine testing on Nov. 19 found the bacteria in 5 of 40 water samples.
Turkey Growers Prep For Possible Fall Bird Flu OutbreakMinnesota turkey farmers are a little on edge these days as the state's waterfowl start to fly south for the winter. Ducks and other waterfowl are believed to be the primary source of avian influenza. They are carriers of the bug, but are somehow immune to it.
Bird Flu Outbreak Means Shortage Of Eggs & Higher PricesGet ready to pay even more for a dozen eggs. The massive bird flu outbreak earlier this year is now leading to a shortage of eggs.
Experimental Ebola Vaccine Could Stop Virus In West Africa
New Bird Flu Cases Slow, Focus Turns To Preventing RepeatNo new bird flu cases have been reported in nearly a week on commercial farms in Minnesota and Iowa, giving government officials, scientists and farmers hope that the worst U.S. outbreak of the bird flu is, though not over, winding down.
State Extends Emergency Declaration For Bird Flu ResponseState officials say the cost for responding to a deadly bird flu outbreak has risen to roughly $6 million. The scope of the outbreak has nearly doubled in the last week alone. Nearly 50 Minnesota turkey farms had been hit as of Friday, costing farmers almost 3 million birds.
Canine Flu Outbreak Hits Midwest, But Not MinnesotaThe Midwest has become the epicenter of a canine flu outbreak. While the virus has not appeared in Minnesota, it has been detected in Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio.
Bird Flu Outbreak Confirmed At 13th Minnesota Turkey FarmAuthorities have confirmed another bird flu outbreak at a Minnesota turkey farm, raising the state's total to 14 affected farms. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Saturday that the latest case is a commercial turkey flock with 38,000 birds in Kandiyohi County.
Outbreak Of Bird Flu At 2nd Minnesota Turkey FarmState and federal officials have confirmed an outbreak at a second Minnesota turkey farm of a form of bird flu that's deadly to poultry.
'U' Student With Measles Passes Infectious StageMinnesota's only active measles case, a 20-year-old University of Minnesota student, has passed the infectious stage. It will be at least another week until health officials find out if that one case spread elsewhere.
Flashback: Measles Outbreak In 2011 Sickened 21The University of Minnesota is in the news this week after a student tested positive for measles – the first confirmed measles case for the school in 20 years. But it hasn't been long since Minnesota experienced an outbreak.
MDH: Flu Threat Downgraded In MinnesotaFewer Minnesotans are getting sick with the flu. The CDC downgraded the flu in Minnesota from widespread to regional on Thursday. The Minnesota Department of Health says 21 people were hospitalized with the flu this week. There were 80 last week.