USDA Secretary Not Ready To Declare Bird Flu Outbreak OverU.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says he's not ready to declare the Midwest bird flu outbreak over. While no new cases of the H5N2 virus have been detected over for over a month, Vilsack told The Associated Press on Monday that the threat hasn't passed.
As Anxiety Wanes, Minnesota Keeps Eyes Out For Ebola SpreadState health officials say they won't be done watching for the spread of Ebola for at least another year. The Minnesota Department of Health is currently monitoring 47 residents who traveled from the West African countries ravaged by the deadly virus. As of Sunday, the state had cleared 216 travelers after a 21-day monitoring period. No cases have been confirmed in Minnesota.
Minnesota Hotline Set Up For Ebola QuestionsThe state Health Department has set up a hotline to answer Minnesotans' questions about Ebola and precautions against the disease. The line will be staffed during regular business hours, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
MN Doctor: U.S. Response To Ebola 'Woefully Inadequate'A Minnesota expert on infectious diseases is criticizing the handling of the Ebola outbreak. A symposium on the Ebola crisis was held today at Johns Hopkins in Maryland.
With Flu Season On The Way, Minn. Preparing For Ebola, TooA nurse is now a patient after becoming the first person to catch the Ebola virus in the United States. Here in the Twin Cities, hospitals have precautions in place in case the Ebola virus spreads to Minnesota.
Regions Hospital 'Prepared' To Respond To Ebola ThreatThe threat of Ebola in the United States has hospitals in the Twin Cities making sure they're prepared for a potential case here. Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minn. began making an Ebola plan right after they heard about the outbreak in West Africa this summer.
'U' Professor: Ebola Outbreak Could Be Largest EverA nationally renowned bio-security expert says the recent cases of the Ebola virus may turn into the largest outbreak we've ever seen. Dr. Michael Ostherholm is the director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, as well as a professor at the University of Minnesota.
CDC: Severe Respiratory Illness Now In 22 StatesHealth officials say 22 states now have confirmed cases of an unusual respiratory illness in children. An uncommon virus -- enterovirus 68 -- is causing the illnesses.
Enterovirus 68 Confirmed In Minnesota ChildThe Minnesota Department of Health says they have a identified a case of enterovirus 68 in a child who was hospitalized with acute respiratory symptoms.
Pope Co. Woman Is State’s 1st West Nile Case Of 2014A Pope County woman has become Minnesota's first confirmed case of West Nile virus this season. She was diagnosed with the virus on Aug. 2, according to David Nietzel with the Minnesota Department of Health. He says most often people can have it and not know it.
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.
Horse Virus Cases Showing Up In Upper MidwestState officials in the Upper Midwest are cautioning horse owners about a virus that spreads easily among the animals and can lead to breathing problems, abortions and nervous system disorders.