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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


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


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


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


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


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


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