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Make Handwashing a Healthy Habit
Thorough hand washing can help prevent disease.
Reporting Suspected Foodborne Illness
Please call the Minnesota Department of Health if you suspect you have a foodborne or waterborne illness. MDH will relay the necessary information to the appropriate local health authorities.
Fact sheet that answers common questions about norovirus.
Chili or Soup Cook-Off Fundraisers
Beginning August 1, 2014, community-based nonprofit organizations, such as a service group or chamber of commerce, may hold chili or soup cook-offs without a food license if they meet certain criteria.
Protect others if you are experiencing diarrhea!
Anyone with a diarrheal illness should avoid swimming in public pools or lakes, sharing baths with others, and preparing food for others.
Young children (children in diapers) that are experiencing diarrhea should not be allowed to go swimming or attend daycare.
If you have questions or comments about this page, use our IDEPC Comment Form or call 651-201-5414 for the MDH Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Prevention and Control Division.