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May 11, 2017

May 11, 2017
Measles vaccination

Minnesota measles outbreak to cost state $1 million

The $1 million estimate doesn't include all healthcare or other economic costs.

Apr 13, 2017

Apr 13, 2017
Rotor-Gene Q PCR test

State, regional antibiotic resistance labs aim to boost tracking

A national lab network can identify emerging threats and track resistance trends.

Apr 01, 2016

Apr 01, 2016
Pregnant woman at window

CDC Zika summit draws attention to preparedness, need for emergency funds

Officials warn that lack of funds could hinder countermeasure development, battle against mosquitoes.

Mar 06, 2015

Mar 06, 2015
Turkey flock

In big jump, H5N2 virus hits Minnesota turkey farm

The finding marks the first appearance of high-path H5N2 in the Mississippi Flyway.

Oct 27, 2014

Oct 27, 2014
Healthcare workers in Guinea

CDC, some states differ over quarantine for Ebola responders

The CDC unveils more specific guidance for monitoring those entering the US.

Apr 04, 2014

Apr 04, 2014
Lassa fever virus micrograph

Minnesota Lassa fever case is first in US since 2010

Minnesota health officials diagnosed Lassa fever in a man who had traveled to West Africa.

Jan 13, 2014

Jan 13, 2014
Bison in field

Source of rare Minnesota anthrax case never found

The source of the spores that severly sickened a Florida man in 2011 was never discovered.

Sep 14, 2012

Sep 14, 2012

Latest variant flu cases include rare H1N1 strain

(CIDRAP News) – The number of swine-origin H3N2 (variant H3N2, or H3N2v) influenza cases in the United States has climbed by 9 in the past week, to 305, and another rare swine-origin variant, H1N1v, has cropped up in Missouri, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported today.

Aug 21, 2012

Aug 21, 2012

H3N2v infections spark debate about barring pigs from fairs

(CIDRAP News) – The type of flu transmission occurring mainly in young people directly exposed to pigs at fairs this summer is unprecedented, and health officials should consider keeping pigs away from the events, according to one infectious disease expert who has gone on record with his concerns.

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