HEALTHBEAT New flu, old lessons
It feels as if we've been here before: New type of influenza is identified, virus begins to spread, public health officials sound the alarm.
This time it's influenza A (H3N2), which apparently is bei... Posted on 8/10/12 at 10:21 AM
CAPITOL CHATTER 'Ban the Bug' campaign set
Health officials say that since H1N1 flu vaccinations are available at most clinics, pharmacies and other locations, most Minnesotans should get vaccinated.
H1N1 flu, also known as swine flu, vaccinat... Posted on 1/9/10 at 12:56 AM
OH LOOK! A SHINY THING Did I Just Kill 17 Million People? Oopsie!
I committed mass murder by accident this morning.
Someone linked me this educational game that's supposed to teach you how difficult it is to manage a pandemic flu situation. Essentially, you get to m... Posted on 10/22/09 at 4:47 AM
WORTHINGTON — The Nobles County Planning Commission approved a conditional use permit Wednesday night for Sy Lonneman & Sons, Adrian, to construct an 80- by 124-foot total confinement barn to house 2,000 head of nursery pigs in the northeast quarter of Section 1, Grand Prairie Township. The barn, to be constructed with a concrete pit below, will be located to the east of two existing barns.
4 p.m. Update
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pigs in Minnesota may have tested positive for the H1N1 virus in a preliminary test, the first potential U.S. cases in swine, Agriculture Department officials said Friday.
HENRY C. JACKSON,Associated Press Writer
, October 16, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) — Health officials on Thursday stressed that people with flu-like symptoms should stay off public transportation to avoid spreading the virus but said everyone else needs only to follow commonsense precautions, as the nation's swine flu cases passed 100, reaching 16 states and possibly an aide in President Barack Obama's administration.
LAURAN NEERGAARD, AP Medical Writer
, April 30, 2009
MARSHALL — The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has prepared an Environmental Assessment Worksheet for Randy Hein, who has proposed expanding an existing operation by adding a 101- by 192-foot swine finishing barn with a maximum capacity of 2,400 head, in Section 28, Graham Lake Township, Nobles County. Combined with an existing barn housing 2,400 head, there will be a total of 4,800 head, or 1,440 animal units.
Rising feed costs, low hog markets have some producers bowing out; others struggling
WORTHINGTON — There is a vicious cycle running through the agricultural industry today, and it could be months, perhaps years, before any relief is in sight.
ST. PAUL — The University of Minnesota Extension has created a coordinated set of web resources to help pork producers with tough financial questions.
May 13, 2008
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