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MDH Confirms 79th Measles Case In Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota now has it’s 79th measles case, diagnosed about a couple weeks before the Minnesota Department of Health was set to declare the outbreak over. 287 more words

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City Council To Host Public Hearing On Menthol Cigarette Restrictions

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The sale of menthol cigarettes in Minneapolis may soon be restricted to adult-only tobacco shops.

The Star Tribune reports that the city has an ordinance that limits other flavored tobacco products to adult-only tobacco shops. 107 more words

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Measles in Minnesota: 2017 Update

Special thanks to NFID Secretary, Patricia (Patsy) A. Stinchfield, RN, MS, CPNP, CIC, Senior Director, Infection Prevention & Control and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Infectious Disease/Immunology at Children’s Minnesota, for this guest blog about the current measles outbreak in Minnesota.  502 more words

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Brooklyn Park To Drain Water Reservoir After Vandalism

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minnesota Department of Health says Brooklyn Park’s water is safe after someone broke into a city reservoir.

City officials say staff discovered that the tank had been vandalized during a routine inspection on May 20. 57 more words

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Minnesota Officials Lower Chemical Limits In Drinking Water

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota health officials have lowered exposure limits for some chemicals that have been in drinking water in the east metro area and Bemidji. 125 more words

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MDH: Ticks Out Ahead Of Schedule Due To Early Spring

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The early spring has brought the ticks out ahead of schedule across Minnesota, and experts are warning people to protect themselves against the diseases they carry. 120 more words

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MDH Commissioner Requests $5M For Infectious Disease Response

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota Health Commissioner Dr. Ed Ehlinger has requested the legislature create a public health response contingency fund to help battle infectious disease outbreaks. 207 more words

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