Disease

July 23, 2019
After the smoke settled from the 4th of July fireworks, health officials started receiving calls reporting vomiting and diarrhea after boating near a popular gathering spot on Lake Minnetonka. State and Hennepin County public health investigators have interviewed 225 people. 172 of those interviewed reported symptoms.
July 16, 2019
Hennepin County Public Health and Minnesota Department of Health officials are investigating illnesses among Lake Minnetonka boaters who reportedly became sick following Fourth of July celebrations. Officials have responded to over 200 calls from individuals who reported vomiting and diarrhea after spending the holiday on the lake. At least half of these individuals spent time around Big Island and several sought treatment for dehydration.
June 4, 2019
Despite a seemingly endless winter of dangerous wind chills and unrelenting snow, spring arrived in Minnesota and brought with it eager warm-weather outdoor enthusiasts, fragrant spring flowers, and one big stinky problem: dog poop.
May 14, 2019
The Iowa state veterinarian confirmed the discovery of multiple cases of canine brucellosis at a dog breeding facility in Marion County, Iowa, last week. The animals and the facilities are currently under quarantine.
May 9, 2019
Australia has had a long history of invasive species problems. Over the past 250 years, foreign species have been introduced to Australia, causing ecological devastation. The movement of animals from one country to another is not a novel idea. This tradition has been documented in Roman times when Romans would frequently bring back animals from distant regions back to Rome.
May 8, 2019
Dr. Petra Muellner, Director of Epi-interactive (New Zealand) and Dr. Fedor Korennoy, Research Scientist at the Federal Center for Animal Health (Russia), will speak at the next Hueston Speaker Series on Wednesday, May 29, 2019.
May 7, 2019
The University of Minnesota and Dave Wright, DVM, produced a series of short videos to assist veterinarians and producers to identify and prepare for the possible introduction of Foreign Animal Disease (FAD). The goal of the videos are to supplement material provided by the Secure Pork Supply (SPS) website.
April 23, 2019
Last week, the Minnesota Board of Animal Health (BAH) announced that a Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) positive deer farm in Crow Wing County was depopulated in the continued effort to manage potential spread to the area’s wild deer. This was the last CWD-positive farm in Minnesota that still had live animals, and as of last week, it is no longer in operation.
April 16, 2019
On Friday, Indianapolis-based Caito Foods, LLC, issued a voluntary recall of fresh cut melon products in response to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) ongoing investigation of Salmonella Carrau infections. Ninety-three cases have been identified in nine states, including three cases in Minnesota after people ate pre-cut cantaloupe from the same Trader Joe’s store. Twenty-three people have been hospitalized and no deaths have been reported.
April 9, 2019
Results of a recent analysis by CAHFS suggests the risk for African Swine Fever virus introduction into the U.S. via smuggling of pork in air passengers’ luggage has dramatically increased in recent years.

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