INFECTION

Minnesota’s First Case of Monkeypox Found In Twin Cities

TWIN CITIES (KVRR/AP) — An adult in the Twin Cities is Minnesota’s first presumed case of monkeypox. The patient likely was exposed to monkeypox while traveling abroad. They are receiving outpatient treatment for the infection. The state public health lab has forwarded the case to the CDC for confirmation. Common symptoms include fever, fatigue, headaches, muscle aches, swollen lymph nodes,…

Hunter Community Supports Man Who Suffered From Blood Clot in Brain, Infection

Moen was diagnosed last summer

HUNTER, N.D. — A benefit called “Go Red for Randy” is supporting a a much–loved person in the community. Last summer, Randy Moen constantly had terrible headaches. He eventually went to the ER. It turns out he had a blood clot in his brain and an infection. “My surgeon took part of my skull off. Some infection there. They threw that away,…

Klobuchar Encourages CDC Investigation of Condition Infecting Minnesota Children

AFM, acute flaccid myelitis, is a serious nervous system condition

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Senator Amy Klobuchar is encouraging the CDC to investigate recent cases of a polio-like disease in Minnesota. AFM, acute flaccid myelitis, is a serious nervous system condition which causes patients’ muscles to weaken. The Minnesota Department of Health says that AFM has infected six Minnesota children since mid-September. The CDC has acknowledged that 362 cases of…

Minnesota Struggling with Largest Outbreak of Tuberculosis in the Nation

Department of Health officials say the strain is drug-resistant, which is not only making it harder to fight, it's much more expensive. KMSP Fox 9's Iris Perez reports from Ramsey County

RAMSEY COUNTY, Minn. — It’s the largest outbreak of tuberculosis in the nation and it’s happening in Minnesota. Department of Health officials say the strain is drug-resistant, which is not only making it harder to fight, it’s much more expensive. “We’ve put a lot of resources into responding to this situation,” said Kris Ehresmann, who is the Director of Infectious…

CDC Investigating After 39 People Become Sick from Petland Puppies

At least nine people have been hospitalized

  NATIONAL — Nearly four dozen people in seven states have fallen ill after handling puppies from a national pet store chain. The CDC says an outbreak of a common bacterial infection is linked to people who have had contact with the puppies. The affected states are Wisconsin, Florida, Kansas, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Tennessee. At least 12 people are…

Are You Putting Yourself at Risk for Severe Eye Infections?

The CDC is warning you not to have risky behavior when it comes to your contacts

  NATIONAL — Contact lens wearers, this story is for you. The CDC is warning you not to have risky behavior when it comes to your contacts. Risky behaviors are listed as sleeping, napping and swimming with your contacts in, but it also lists a couple of things most people don’t want others to know. Some people report reusing solution,…

ND Department of Health Holding HIV Education Forums

Health officials recommend every person be tested for HIV at least once in their lifetime, regardless of risk factors

  NORTH DAKOTA — The North Dakota Department of Health is teaming up with Family HealthCare to help communities across the state understand more about HIV. Organizers of the public forums say they want the public to be educated on the most current information on HIV transmission and treatment, as well as understanding the ways you can prevent and stop…

Member of Gov. Dayton’s Cabinet Dies

Tilsen's condition quickly worsened after he became ill last week

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — A member of Minnesota Governor Dayton’s cabinet has died. Bureau of Mediation Services Commissioner Josh Tilsen passed away early this morning from complications of a staph infection. Tilsen’s condition quickly worsened after he became ill last week. He was 67. Tilsen has been part of Dayton’s cabinet since the beginning. He’s been most visible during…

Michigan Man Losing Hands and Feet Over Common Infection

On December 27th, 2016 44-year-old Kevin Breen began to suffer flu-like symptoms and his stomach pain became unbearable

Courtesy: WOOD TV (Link to Story Below)  GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Kevin Breen is used to living an active lifestyle. As a 44-year-old husband and father of three, he was always on the move, whether it was on one of many Michigan lakes or chasing after his children. There were no signs of life slowing down. But all of that…