Good Question: Why Do We Only See The Flu In The Winter?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.
MDH: Pumpkin Patch Petting Zoo Infects 3 Children With E. ColiThree 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.
Make-A-Wish: Tommy's Family Battles Cancer, Travels To ItalyOnce 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.
FDA: Tainted Jerky Treats Sicken Thousands Of PetsThe 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.
Good Question: Can You Get The Flu From The Flu Shot?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?
D'Angelo Cancels First Avenue Show Due To Medical Emergency 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 Students Fall Ill After Camp Pepin TripNearly 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.
Minn. Officials Investigate Salmonella OutbreakMinnesota officials are investigating after 13 people became sick with salmonella linked to eating unpasteurized cheese.
Sick Bald Eagle Rehabilitated, Released Into WildIt 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.
Kids Battling Rare Diseases Enjoy 'Normal' Day At Nickelodeon UniverseDespite the name, rare diseases are actually common as a whole.
Health Experts: Cold Won’t Make You Sick 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.