December 17, 2017

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Should I Be Worried about this Enterovirus Everyone is Talking about?

You’ve probably heard about a respiratory illness making its way across the Midwest. The first cases of the virus, called Enterovirus D68 or EV-D68, were recently confirmed in Minnesota. Healthcare facilities across Minnesota are also reporting an increase in respiratory infections—particularly in children. “Enteroviruses are not a new virus, and anyone can become infected with an enterovirus. Every [More]

Ticks, Ticks Go Away: Protecting Yourself from Lyme Disease

There are few things I dislike about the summer, but ticks top the list. Ticks thrive in humid, wet and wooded areas. Here in Minnesota, you don’t have to go far to come across them.  Like mosquitoes, ticks can infect humans with bacteria, viruses and parasites that can cause serious illness. There are many diseases [More]

Water-Related Illnesses and Safe Swimming Practices

Summertime brings fun and sunshine. With this hot weather many of us are seeking to cool off in the local swimming pool or lake. We need to remember that recreational water illnesses also increase in summer and early fall. Cryptosporidi-what? Cryptosporidium is one of the most common waterborne diseases in our country, and is most [More]