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NDDoH is seeking information on exposure to puppy with rabies

Friday, August 30, 2019 at 08:00 am

Categories: all, Healthy Living, Immunization, Infectious Disease

The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) is working with the South Dakota Department of Health in seeking individuals possibly exposed to a rabid puppy or the puppy’s littermates.


Slow down: back to school means sharing the road

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 08:00 am

Categories: all, Injury and Violence Prevention

As children are heading back to school, the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) is reminding North Dakotans to pay attention to pedestrians. Drivers should diligently watch for children who may dart out between cars or cross the street without looking.


HPV immunization rates increase in North Dakota

Friday, August 23, 2019 at 08:00 am

Categories: all, Healthy Living, Immunization

The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) and the American Cancer Society North Region are pleased to report that the percent of teens in North Dakota receiving the first dose of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine has increased from 72.5% in 2017 to 76.7% in 2018 according to information released yesterday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).


Simple precautions can prevent tularemia

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 08:00 am

Categories: all, Healthy Living, Infectious Disease

A rabbit found in Sheridan County tested positive for Francisella tularensis, the
bacteria that causes the zoonotic disease, tularemia. The disease can be transmitted through direct
contact with blood or tissue of infected animals, inhalation of contaminated dust or aerosols, ingestion
of contaminated food or water, and through the bites of infected ticks and deer flies. Humans and
domestic animals are susceptible to tularemia, which can be life-threatening if untreated.


State Health Council meeting scheduled for August 14, 2019

Friday, August 9, 2019 at 08:00 am

Categories: all, State Health Council

The State Health Council, the advisory body of the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH), will hold a meeting Wednesday, August 14, 2019, in Conference Room 212 located in the Judicial Wing of the North Dakota Capitol Building in Bismarck at 9 a.m. If special accommodations are needed for the meeting, please call 701-328-2408.


NDDoH announces Bismarck dispensary opening date

Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 01:30 pm

Categories: all, Medical Marijuana

On August 13, the fourth medical marijuana dispensary in North Dakota is expected to open in Bismarck. Harvest of Bismarck is located at 1207 Memorial Highway.   


Take precautions to stay healthy at summer events

Friday, July 12, 2019 at 08:00 am

Categories: all, Infectious Disease

The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) reminds people to take healthy precautions while enjoying summer activities and events such as fairs, festivals, carnivals, and rodeos. Certain germs, like Campylobacter, E. coli and influenza, can be passed back and forth between humans and animals.


Add immunizations to your back-to-school to-do list

Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 08:00 am

Categories: all, Infectious Disease, Immunization

The new school year will be here before you know it, and the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) would like to remind parents to make sure their children are up to date on immunizations.


NDDoH announces Williston dispensary opening date

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 08:00 am

Categories: all, Medical Marijuana

On July 12, the third medical marijuana dispensary in North Dakota is expected to open in Williston. Harvest of Williston is located at 120 26th Street East, Unit 500.   


First case of West Nile virus reported in North Dakota

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at 02:00 pm

Categories: all, General, Healthy Living

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 McHenry county and was not hospitalized.