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African swine fever

CAHFS News

The Center for Animal Health and Food Safety has channelled expertise in swine health to develop a training program on ASF in Vietnam. 

Gus Brihn

On September 20, 2019, the Japanese government said it will shift its policy and allow the vaccination of domestic pigs to try to curve the spread of Classical Swine Fever (CSF) in the country. The virus re-emerged in September 2018 after 26 years of the country being considered free of the disease.

James Kincheloe

Several state health departments, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are investigating a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella. The multidrug resistant outbreak strains include Cerro, Derby, London, Infantis, Newport, Rissen. 143 people were infected in 35 states, including Minnesota, and investigators linked the infection to pig ear dog treats.

CAHFS News

A new Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) report says Minnesota must cut the sediment levels in the Minnesota River by half, a 25-year undertaking with an an estimated $360 million cost to stakeholders. The high sediment levels are suffocating fish, killing vegetation, and are the bulk of the sediment pollution flowing into the Mississippi.

CAHFS News

Hepatitis A outbreaks have been occurring nationwide since 2016 affecting 23,000 people and causing 233 deaths. Since May, Minnesota has had an increased number of cases and, now, an official outbreak has been declared affecting nine counties. About 57% (13/23) of the reported cases have required hospitalization.

James Kincheloe

Letters were sent last week to over 16,000 Minnesota doctors, dentists, and other health care professionals who had prescribed opioids to at least one Medicaid or MinnesotaCare program patient in 2018. The letters let the prescribers know how many opioids they gave patients compared to their peers in terms of opioids prescribed.