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Deadly Tuberculosis Outbreak Hitting Minnesota Hmong Population

Two first-line antibiotics have proven ineffective against this strain

  RAMSEY COUNTY, Minn. A tuberculosis outbreak among an elderly Hmong population of Minnesota is proving deadly and costly. Six of 17 people who contracted tuberculosis in Ramsey County have died, three of them as a direct result of the disease. Patients affected by the outbreak must undergo a costly medication regimen. Two first-line antibiotics have proven ineffective against this…

Source of Deadly E. coli Strain That Killed Minnesota Toddler Still a Mystery

Three-year-old Kallan Maresh died after the infection attacked her kidneys and neurological system

  WRIGHT COUNTY, Minn. — Health officials say they can’t find the source of the E. coli strain that killed a Minnesota toddler. Three-year-old Kallan Maresh died after the infection attacked her kidneys and neurological system. Her five-year-old brother also became sick from the bacteria but survived. State Health Department officials say while their investigation is complete, they were not…