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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Health officials say two additional deaths have been attributed to the flu in Minnesota, but they say the outbreak is slowing.
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.
The southern part of the state is described as the epicenter of the outbreak this year.
A 14-year-old St. Louis Park girl is fighting for her life as she battles the flu and its complications.
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.
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.
Here is a complete list of clinics in Minnesota that received potentially contaminated drugs from the New England Compounding Center of Framingham, Mass.
The Minnesota Department of Health is reporting the state’s ninth confirmed case of fungal meningitis in a national outbreak tied to tainted steroids.
An outbreak of fungal meningitis has been linked to steroid shots for back pain. The medication, made by a specialty pharmacy in Massachusetts, has been recalled.
Even more people may be at risk of getting meningitis than initially thought. The FDA is warning that a second steroid is now linked to fungal meningitis.
The Minnesota Department of Health says the number of confirmed fungal meningitis cases in the state linked to tainted steroids has risen to five.
The government says 170 people now have been sickened in the meningitis outbreak linked to tainted steroid shots, and 14 of them have died. Idaho becomes the 11th state to report at least one illness.
Health officials say they have now confirmed more than 90 cases of a rare fungal meningitis that has been linked to a steroid commonly used to ease back pain.
The CEO of Minnesota pain clinics that used a steroid now linked to a fungal meningitis outbreak says four patients have shown symptoms.
A Minnesota health official says the state hasn’t found any cases of a rare kind of meningitis, as federal health officials warned doctors and hospitals to avoid a Massachusetts specialty pharmacy linked to a widening national outbreak.
State health officials say eight people in Wisconsin are among those sickened by a salmonella outbreak in 19 states
Health officials say 39 people have been sickened from a salmonella outbreak spread through handling baby chicks or ducklings.
It’s been six weeks since the state’s last measles case. The totals from the state’s worst outbreak in years stand at 23 cases including 14 children who had to be hospitalized. But there were no deaths.
The United States seems to be on track to have more measles cases than any year in more than a decade, with virtually all cases linked to other countries, including Europe where there’s a big outbreak.
Currently, the Minnesota Department of Health says there are 14 confirmed cases of measles in Minnesota, but health care professionals worry that more cases could come and history could repeat itself.