As losses to poultry producers continue to climb from a deadly strain of bird flu, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is working on a potential vaccine in response to the current outbreak.
The 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.
Although concerns are mounting across the nation of Ebola exposure, doctors fear the focus could be diverting attention from another potential threat: the flu.
A new vaccine against a virus spread by mosquitos is showing promise in early tests. The virus is called Chikungunya. It showed up in the U.S. for the first time this year and can cause debilitating joint pain.
In a bid to overcome flu-vaccine shortages in some areas, Minnesota officials have set up a forum to connect health care providers who have vaccine with those who don’t.
A Minnesota teen who was fighting for her life, after being ill with the flu, has passed away.
A 14-year-old St. Louis Park girl is fighting for her life as she battles the flu and its complications.
There’s a “misperception” that current influenza vaccines are highly effective, which is standing in the way of creating new, more effective vaccines, according to a new report from the University of Minnesota’s Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP).
A Minnesota mother is pushing all parents to vaccinate their kids after a case of whooping cough put her baby in intensive care for nearly a month.
Health officials say it’s a good time to get a flu shot. But one expert says it’s also time for a better vaccine.
There’s now a less painful way to get a flu shot this year.
Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann says she was not linking a vaccine aimed at preventing cancer to mental retardation when she repeated a woman’s claim that the vaccine had caused her daughter’s retardation.
The University of Minnesota brought together a couple of brain cancer patients with very similar stories, but with one major difference. John Huls is a man and Piper is a Golden Retriever.
A new study is showing that the chicken pox vaccine is really paying off.
The flu season can have several peaks in the course of the winter. There have been two flu-related deaths in Minnesota but overall, it’s been a normal season.
Has the flu season already begun – or is it just an influenza fluke?
It might still be the height of summer, but you can get a leg up on the upcoming flu season by getting a flu shot.