How Long Are We Contagious? Good QuestionAnyone who's had to flu knows it can knock you a person out for days. Schools and daycares often want kids to stay home until they are fever-free for 24 hours. That had Patrick from Minnetonka wanting to know: How long are we contagious? Good Question.
First Cases Of Deadly Deer Virus Confirmed In MinnesotaA deadly virus affecting Minnesota's deer population has been confirmed in seven animals for the first time in the state.
Woman With Ebola Spread Virus One Year After Infection, Doctors SayDoctors have made a disturbing discovery about 2014's deadly Ebola outbreak in Africa. A woman who survived the virus is believed to have spread it one year after her initial infection.
CDC: 14 American Women May Have Caught Zika Virus Through SexOn Tuesday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said 14 possible Zika cases involve men who visited countries experiencing outbreaks.
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.