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Minnesota reports first case of monkeypox


The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) today reported a presumptive case of monkeypox virus infection in an adult in the Twin Cities area. Initial testing was completed on Saturday at the MDH Public Health Laboratory and confirmatory testing is being done at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta. The patient likely was exposed while traveling abroad.

Minnesota to become first state in US to screen newborns for cCMV


Minnesota Commissioner of Health Jan Malcolm has approved an advisory committee’s recommendation to add congenital cytomegalovirus (cCMV) to the list of conditions for which Minnesota newborns are routinely screened, paving the way for Minnesota to become the first state in the nation to screen every newborn for cCMV.

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