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North Dakota Department of Health to host flu season kickoff event

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Categories: General, Immunization, Infectious Disease

The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) is hosting a flu season virtual kickoff event Monday, September 27, at 9:00am CT. The event will be streamed live on the NDDoH social media channels and will have a virtual press room for the media to use to ask questions. 


Is your child’s car seat going to be effective in a crash?

Monday, September 20, 2021

Categories: General, Healthy Living

During national Child Passenger Safety Week, September 19-25, 2021, the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) encourages parents and caregivers to take time to ensure their car seats and booster seats fit their children appropriately and are correctly installed in the vehicle. According to information from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) nearly half of all car seats are installed incorrectly.


National supply shortage, federal supply limits affect the availability of COVID-19 antibody treatment in ND

Thursday, September 16, 2021 at 01:00 pm

Categories: Coronavirus, Emergency Response, General, Immunization

Increased demand and limited supply have led to a change in how COVID-19 monoclonal antibody treatments will be distributed across the nation, impacting the availability of treatment for those infected with COVID-19.


Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine doses available in Bismarck this weekend

Thursday, September 16, 2021 at 11:00 am

Categories: Coronavirus, Emergency Response, General, Immunization

The ND Department of Health has received a shipment of the Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine that needs to be distributed this weekend due to the date of expiration.

The Department of Health will be holding two special vaccine clinics to distribute 220 Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine doses this weekend.


Pastir recognized by the de Beaumont Foundation as a leader in public health

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 09:35 am

Categories: General, Healthy Living

Janna Pastir, director of Health Promotion at the North Dakota Department of Health has been recognized as one of the “40 Under 40 in Public Health”

in recognition of her work in public health.


First West Nile virus related death reported in North Dakota

Friday, September 10, 2021

Categories: General, Infectious Disease

The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) announced Friday the state’s first West Nile virus (WNV) related death in 2021.


NDDoH holds demonstration for new State Medical Cache ventilators

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Categories: Emergency Response, General

The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) Emergency Preparedness Division conducted a working demonstration of the Hamilton ventilator for medical providers such as physicians, nurses and respiratory therapists. The training demonstration was held via video conference.


NDDoH to host live Town Hall to discuss COVID-19 testing and treatments

Friday, September 3, 2021 at 01:30 pm

Categories: Coronavirus, Emergency Response, Immunization, Infectious Disease

The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) will host a live Town Hall event Tuesday, Sept. 7, at 12:30 p.m. CT to discuss COVID-19 testing and treatment. They will be discussing topics including the importance of testing, monoclonal antibody (mAb) treatment and the use of Ivermectin.  


Burgum, hospital leaders to hold press briefing Wednesday on COVID-19 pandemic

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Categories: Coronavirus, Emergency Response, Immunization, Infectious Disease

Gov. Doug Burgum will hold a virtual press briefing with the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) and hospital officials from across the state at 10 a.m. CT, Wednesday, Sept. 1, to provide an update on the COVID-19 pandemic in North Dakota.


Increase of West Nile Virus Cases Reported in North Dakota

Thursday, August 26, 2021 at 12:23 pm

Categories: General, Infectious Disease

The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) has seen a rise in reported West Nile virus (WNV) cases in recent weeks. State health officials are reminding people to continue taking precautions against mosquito bites that can cause WNV infection.

As of August 25, 2021, North Dakota confirmed five human WNV cases, with six pending further results. Of the five cases, four were hospitalized and three were neuroinvasive cases. Of the six pending, two are hospitalized. In addition to human cases, two horses, one bird and 16 mosquito pools have also tested positive for WNV.