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North Dakota Department of Health identifies monkeypox case

Wednesday, July 20, 2022 at 03:30 pm

Categories: General, Infectious Disease

The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) is reporting its first case of monkeypox in an individual in eastern North Dakota. The individual likely acquired monkeypox while traveling out-of-state. Preliminary testing performed at the NDDoH Laboratory Services Section confirmed the person to be infected with orthopoxvirus. The sample will be sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for confirmatory testing.

 


North Dakota Receives Allocation of Sixty-Five Doses of Monkeypox Vaccine

Friday, July 15, 2022 at 10:20 am

Categories: General, Immunization, Infectious Disease

In response to the global monkeypox (MPV) outbreak, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced last week that it would be allocating a limited amount of MPV vaccine (JYNNEOS™) to states and jurisdictions.

Allocations are based upon the regional population as well as the number of cases of MPV that had occurred in each jurisdiction at the time of the announcement. North Dakota, which has not yet identified a case of MPV, has been allocated 65 doses of JYNNEOS™ in the first round of allocations. Vaccine is being allocated from the Strategic National Stockpile in phases. Future phases are planned in the coming weeks and months and will slowly increase through the fall.


First case of West Nile virus reported in North Dakota

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Categories: 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.


NDDoH releases statement on pediatric COVID-19 vaccines for children under 5 years old

Monday, June 20, 2022 at 11:00 am

Categories: 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.


Job Service and NDDoH websites now accessible in 16 languages

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Categories: General

As part of a pilot program with North Dakota Information Technology, the websites for both Job Service North Dakota and the North Dakota Department of Health are now accessible in 16 languages. The capability launched in early June at www.jobsnd.com and health.nd.gov.


Prevention of West Nile virus begins with protecting yourself

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Categories: 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.


North Dakota celebrates Men’s Health in June

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Categories: 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.


Fresh, organic strawberries associated with Hepatitis A infections distributed in North Dakota

Monday, May 30, 2022

Categories: 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.


NDDoH rolls out new State Health Assessment dashboard

Friday, May 27, 2022

Categories: 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.


NDDoH reminds public to use care while cleaning to avoid hantavirus disease

Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 11:00 am

Categories: 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.