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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…

Chipotle Hoping to Win Back Customers with New Addition to the Menu

The burrito chain is hoping to draw new and existing customers back in good graces

  NATIONAL — Officials with Chipotle, say at least 350 stores will be offering queso and if it’s successful, will take it to all their stores in the nation. The burrito chain is hoping to draw new and existing customers back in good graces. Just last month, a Chipotle in Virginia sickened more than 100 people with a norovirus outbreak….

Papayas Linked to Salmonella Outbreak in 12 States, Including Minnesota

At least 47 people have become sick and at least one person has died from the outbreak

  NATIONAL — If you eat papayas, the CDC issued a warning on one brand that is being linked to a salmonella outbreak in at least 12 states, including Minnesota. The FDA said the outbreak is linked to the Caribena brand of Maradol papayas. At least 47 people have become sick and at least one person has died from the…

New Case of Measles Confirmed in Minnesota

The newest case is an unvaccinated man who lives in Hennepin County

  HENNEPIN COUNTY, Minn. — Health officials have confirmed an additional case of measles in Minnesota. The new case is associated with the measles outbreak that has been occurring mainly in Hennepin County since late March. The newest case is an unvaccinated man who lives in Hennepin County. Officials say the man visited several public locations in Hennepin, Ramsey and…

Minnesota Health Officials Hoping Measles Outbreak is Over

The Somali community has been hardest hit during the outbreak

  MINNESOTA — Minnesota health officials may call an end to the state’s measles outbreak if no new cases arise by the end of the month. The number of cases in the state has held steady at nearly 80 for nearly one month. Health officials must wait until July 29, when two incubation periods pass without any new cases, before…

How Local Health Officials are Working to Prevent Measles Outbreak

Measles is spreading across Minnesota and local health officials are taking precautions in Moorhead

MOORHEAD, Minn.– From January 1 to April 22, 61 people from 10 states were reported to have measles. According to the Minnesota Department of Health, there are a total of 58 measles cases in Hennepin, Ramsey, Crow Wing and Le Seur County. At least 55 cases are in children and three are in adults. However, health officials in Clay County…

Minnesota Group Says They’re Not Anti-Vaxx, Just Here to Inform

The state health department is encouraging many of the families in the targeted community to get vaccinations for their children

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Measles cases in Minnesota are continuing to rise, especially in the Somali community. The state health department is encouraging many of the families in the targeted community to get vaccinations for their children. But another group is urging them to consider the risks of the vaccine. The Vaccine Safety Council of Minnesota organized a public meeting to…

Minnesota Health Department Confirms Measles Outbreak

All cases are involving children

HENNEPIN¬†COUNTY, Minn. — The Minnesota Department of Health confirms 29 known measles cases. The newest reported case is in Stearns County, west of the Twin Cities. The other 28 cases are in Hennepin County, and all 29 involve children under the age of 5. There are no reported cases in North Dakota. Measles is often recognized by a rash that…

Local Farmers Urged to Take Precautions Against Bird Flu

The bird flu virus has now been detected in five states

FARGO, N.D.¬†— The North Dakota Department of Health is urging local farmers to take precautions as the list of states with the bird flu grows. Georgia has just been added to the list which already includes Tennessee, Kentucky, Wisconsin and Alabama. Avian Influenza, otherwise known as the bird flu, can be transmitted by both direct contact and through air. “The…