abc
QUICK LINKS:

Health Officials: Ebola Risk in Minnesota Very Low

Updated: 08/01/2014 10:49 PM
Created: 08/01/2014 10:47 PM WDIO.com

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - State health officials say the risk of Ebola spreading to Minnesota is very low.

U.S. health officials are warning against traveling to three West African nations - Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leona - where a deadly Ebola outbreak is ongoing.

But the Minnesota Department of Health on Friday pointed out that no cases of Ebola have occurred in the U.S.

The department also says it has surveillance systems in place to identify people who might become ill while traveling. Since the start of the outbreak, the state Health Department has sent several health alerts to Minnesota health care providers advising them to be on the lookout for anyone showing symptoms of Ebola.

To address concerns about the outbreak, health officials will host an information session Wednesday night in Brooklyn Center.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Front Page

  • Body Cameras Aim to Hold Duluth Police, Community Members Accountable

    Duluth is on the forefront of a nationwide movement toward the use of body cameras. Now after five months of using the technology, Duluth Police and community members alike say they are both helpful — and have some hiccups.

  • Sawyer Co. Homicide Charge Dropped

    Prosecutors have dropped a homicide charge against a man in the death of his wife at a Sawyer County cabin after further investigation yielded more evidence.  The charge against Cade G. Clark, 26, was dropped during a hearing on Wednesday.

  • Supporters Hold Rally for UMD Coaches

    Supporters for Shannon Miller and the rest of the UMD women's hockey staff rallied on campus Wednesday morning. This comes in reaction to Monday's announcement of UMD deciding not to extend the coaches' contracts. 

  • Local Moviegoers Weigh In on 'The Interview' Cancellation

    After a cyber attack against a major Hollywood studio, the screening of the controversial comedy "The Interview" has been canceled at theaters across the United States including locally at Duluth 10. Sony's decision to cancel the film's release comes after hackers broke into the company's computer system and threatened to attack U.S. theaters.

  • Final IRRRB Meeting for Outgoing Commissioner Tony Sertich

    IRRRB Commissioner Tony Sertich says farewell at his final meeting, which was quite a busy one.

 
Advertisement