Whether it’s at work or in our personal lives, it seems some people just tend to get sick more often than others. Most of us work with someone who’s never taken a sick day, while others use all of them up every year.
Minnesota’s official influenza season started in October and will last through April. It’s the same for much of the northern hemisphere. In the southern hemisphere, the months are reversed. Flu season down happens during their winter – from May through September.
Three people have confirmed E. coli infections from a Minnesota pumpkin patch petting zoo, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. The three cases are all children – from 15 months old to 7 years old – and one child is hospitalized with hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a serious complication of an E. coli infection characterized by kidney failure.
Once a month on the WCCO Saturday morning show, we’re going to try to bring you the story of a different Make-A-Wish child. This time we’re introducing you to Tommy Costello, a 15-year-old whose cancer diagnosis was just the start of a harrowing year for his family.
The Food and Drug Administration is warning pet owners of tainted jerky treats from China after seeing a surge in illnesses. Since 2007, the FDA says 3,600 dogs and 10 cats have gotten sick, and about 580 of those pets have died.
Last year, the flu virus showed up in Minnesota in October, so many doctors are recommending people get the shot now. That has Susie wondering: Can you get sick from the flu shot?
If you missed D’Angelo in June and were hoping to see the soul singer on Tuesday, there’s some bad news.
Nearly 50 elementary school students are sick following a trip to YMCA Camp Pepin earlier this week, officials say. Farmington Schools Superintendent Jay Haugen said a group of fifth graders from Akin Road Elementary brought the illness – which is reportedly acting like a norovirus – with them to the camp earlier this week.
Minnesota officials are investigating after 13 people became sick with salmonella linked to eating unpasteurized cheese.
It was about a month ago when the custodian of St. John the Baptist Catholic School in Jordan, Minn. found a bald eagle lying on the ground.
Despite the name, rare diseases are actually common as a whole.
You might think that this freezing cold would make the influenza outbreak worse. But Kris Ehresmann, with the Minnesota Department of Health, says that’s not so.
The flu in Minnesota is so bad, some hospitals are restricting visitors. Clinics are overwhelmed with patients, and nurse’s hotlines have long waiting times.
With a flu outbreak causing sickness here in Minnesota, everybody is looking for ways to avoid it. Experts say good hand washing is the key but there are other ways to avoid germs.
A 14-year-old St. Louis Park girl is fighting for her life as she battles the flu and its complications.