The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has announced that a suspect case of chronic wasting disease was found in a wild deer along the North Dakota border.
According to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Minnesota is involved in two concurrent active multi-state foodborne Salmonella outbreaks.
Melting snow and mild temperatures trigger more outdoor activity among both people and ticks. There are about twelve types of ticks in Minnesota, three of which are most common and can spread disease to people and animals.
Mink farmers and their communities in Minnesota are alerted to keep away from the farming facilities if they’re infected with COVID-19 and are within the infectious period. The first case of U.S. farmed mink was reported from Utah in August 2020, which triggered a national investigation involving wildlife and human health experts across the country.
A secondary school child in Bavaria, Germany, and one more member of his/her family were diagnosed with zoonotic tuberculosis. This occurred weeks after the family’s cattle-herd was depopulated as a result of the large number of animals testing positive to bovine tuberculosis (bTB).
A Sumatran/Bengal tiger from the Pine County wildlife sanctuary tested positive for COVID-19 this past week. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Veterinary Services Laboratories confirmed Sabrina, a 21 years old tiger, as the second COVID-19 confirmed case (captive or domestic animal) in the state of Minnesota.
Minnesotans who are not in the designated high-priority groups, including those 65 and older, may start to receive Covid-19 vaccines soon. This is due to the existence of some remnants from Health Care Providers in the State.
On November 12, federal wildlife officials removed the gray wolf from the endangered species act protection, after it had been recognized as an endangered species since 1974. Once not in the act, the wolves can be hunted for recreational purposes.
For ten years, the Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility (CGHSR) has served as a connector across the health sciences at the University of Minnesota. Dubbed “sister centers,” CAHFS and CGHSR work together to synergize their activities and build an interdisciplinary network.