Coronavirus Has Reached Its 'Highest Level Of Alert'Eight more countries have reported their first cases of the virus. That includes Mexico, which now has two reported cases.
Good Questions: Busting Coronavirus MythsSeveral WCCO viewers have sent in Good Questions about the new coronavirus. Here’s what the experts have to say.
Klobuchar Proposes Plan To Prevent, Address Global OutbreaksIn an email, Klobuchar’s campaign said the new virus is a “a stark reminder of the persistent threats posed by infectious diseases” and touted the senator’s work to secure funding to fight Ebola and address the spread of the Zika virus, which was mainly spread by tropical mosquitoes.
Zika Remains Global Emergency, 40 Cases In MinnesotaIn the Midwest, Minnesota is among the top three states for people with Zika virus.
Travelers, Health Organizations Weigh Risk Of Zika VirusWhile many Americans just learned of Zika virus within the last few weeks, it has spread fast to 29 countries. Fifty Americans have returned to the U.S. infected with the virus.
Zika Virus Warning Causes Travel Hiccup For Minnesota CoupleWitThe rapid spread of the Zika virus prompted the World Health Organization to declare an international emergency Monday. Experts are worried about a surge in the number of babies born with birth defects in South and Central America.
Good Question: How Much Red Meat Should We Be Eating? After decades of research, the World Health Organization announced on Monday that processed meats such as hot dogs, bacon and cold cuts raise the risk of cancer.
Studies: Some Meats Increase Cancer Risk, Vegetables Curb Heart AttacksA round of studies released on Monday suggest adding more fruits and vegetables to your meal, and cutting out meats. The Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation said Monday that an investigation into coronary artery risk found that an increase in consumption of fruits and vegetables at a young age led to lower coronary artery calcium later in life.
Experimental Ebola Vaccine Could Stop Virus In West Africa
Minnesota Widow Hopes Ebola Eradicated In 2015A Minnesota woman whose husband was the first American to die from Ebola hopes to see the deadly virus eradicated in 2015. In July, Decontee Kofa's husband, Patrick Sawyer, died of Ebola in Nigeria after traveling from his native Liberia, which has been hit hard by the disease.
Family Gives Thanks By Feeding Thousands In The Twin Cities It started out as one family's way of showing gratitude to their step mother's caregivers. After returning from a trip to Zimbabwe in the fall of 2012, Janis Houston, was diagnosed with African sleeping sickness.
Minnesota Preps For Ebola ThreatGov. Mark Dayton says Minnesota is as ready as possible to handle an outbreak of Ebola. Dayton met Thursday with cabinet members, airport representatives and health officials to assess the level of the state's preparedness. The case of Thomas Duncan, a Liberian who died Wednesday of Ebola in Texas, has raised concerns around the country.
Minn. Companies Sending Aid To Help In Ebola Fight Two of Minnesota's biggest companies are heeding that call for help in West Africa. Ecolab and 3M are both sending medical supplies to help hospital workers fighting Ebola.
Medtronic, Sanofi Join On Diabetes Drugs, DevicesMedical device manufacturer Medtronic Inc. and French drugmaker Sanofi have joined in a project to develop new combinations of drugs and devices for diabetes care. The two major companies announced Saturday the "global strategic alliance," which they said was aimed at improving experience and results for people with diabetes around the world.
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.