Wednesday, June 29, 2022Categories: General, Infectious Disease
The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) has confirmed the first human case of West Nile virus (WNV) disease this season. The individual resides in Richland county and was not hospitalized.
Monday, June 20, 2022 at 11:00 amCategories: Coronavirus, Emergency Response, General, Immunization, Infectious Disease
This weekend, the CDC endorsed the recommendation from its Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices that children ages 6 months to 5 years be vaccinated against COVID-19 with either the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna pediatric COVID-19 vaccine.
Tuesday, June 14, 2022Categories: General
Wednesday, June 8, 2022Categories: General, Infectious Disease
The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) reminds residents that preventing mosquito bites is the most effective way to avoid West Nile virus disease. Although there have not been any human cases of West Nile virus (WNV) reported to the NDDoH so far in 2022, there is risk of contracting WNV anytime mosquitoes are active.
Wednesday, June 1, 2022Categories: General, Healthy Living
Communities around the globe, including North Dakota, recognize June as Men’s Health Month, an annual awareness period solely dedicated to education and activities on the health and wellness of men and boys. Wednesday, Governor Doug Burgum proclaimed June to be Men’s Health Month in North Dakota.
Monday, May 30, 2022Categories: General, Immunization, Infectious Disease
The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) is providing information regarding an outbreak of hepatitis A cases in the United States associated with fresh, organic strawberries. One case linked to this outbreak has been reported in North Dakota. The individual was hospitalized and has since recovered.
Friday, May 27, 2022Categories: General
Friday, the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) announced the release of the North Dakota State Health Assessment Data Dashboard, a new web-based dashboard created to support community health and other population needs assessments and to inform the state health improvement plan.
Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 11:00 amCategories: General, Infectious Disease
The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) reminds residents to take steps to protect themselves against hantavirus disease. As the weather begins to warm, many people will be cleaning cabins, sheds and other outdoor buildings that have been closed for the winter. These are places that an exposure to hantavirus is more likely to occur.
Friday, May 20, 2022 at 12:00 pmCategories: Coronavirus, General, Immunization, Infectious Disease
Thursday the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended that all 5-to-11-year-old children who completed the primary series of COVID-19 vaccine at least five months ago should receive a single booster dose. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) endorsed this recommendation. In addition, the CDC strengthened its guidance stating that everyone ages 50 and older should receive a second booster dose at least four months after the first booster.
Thursday, May 19, 2022Categories: General
Thursday the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) announced the release of the North Dakota Alzheimer’s and Dementia Data Dashboard, a new web-based dashboard created in support of the 2022 North Dakota Alzheimer’s and Dementia State Plan.