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Current Issue: December 2019

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  • E. coli Infection Outbreaks Linked to Leafy Greens
  • Influenza Update
  • Hepatitis C Testing
  • Update to Reportable Diseases and Conditions
  • New Disease Control Employee – Nathan Fix
  • Save-the-Date – Immunization Conference 2020

 

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2019

January

Evaluation of Infants Born to Mothers Positive for Syphilis, NDDoH Tick Surveillance Program and Tickborne Diseases, ND Infection Prevention Conference and New Disease Control Employee

February

Mumps, Measles and Hepatitis A Updates, 2018-19 Seasonal Influenza Update, April is STD Awareness Month

March

Upcoming Tick Season, 2018-19 Influenza Season Update, Canine Brucellosis, Farewell to Our Faithful Staff Member

April

Hemolytic-Uremic-Syndrome, North Dakota's 2018-2019 Kindergarten Vaccination Rates Remain Level, May is Hepatitis Awareness Month, New Disease Control Employee

May

National HIV Testing Day, Measles Update, Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Infections Linked to Raw Turkey Products, Updated Field Epidemiologist Regions

June

Aplisol Shortage, Updated Employee Health Screening Recommendations, Surveillance Activity Increased for the Lone Star Tick in North Dakota, Measles Update, Hepatitis A Update, Q Fever Case Reported in North Dakota

July 

June ACIP Meeting Update, West Nile Virus Cases Reported in North Dakota, Sexually Transmitted Diseases Remain Elevated in 2019, North Dakota's First CRPA-VIM Identified

August

July 2019 Flu Season Wrap-Up, Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Updated Rabies Law Takes Effect August 1, 2019, West Nile Virus Update, Screening for Candida auris Colonization, From the Past - 32 Years Ago

September

Legionnaires’ Disease, Influenza Season and ILINet Provider Recruitment, Primary Syphilis on the Rise, MMWR Weekly Publication, New Disease Control Employees

October

Tuberculin Skin Test Antigen: Aplisol and Tubersol, Meningococcal Meningitis in North Dakota, Changes in Reportable Conditions, Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) Outbreak in a North Dakota Child Care Center, New Disease Control Employee

November

Syphilis Update, PrEPcost.org, First OXA-48 Detection in North Dakota, Rat Bite Fever,  New Disease Control Employee 

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2018

January

Incase You Missed It-Legionellosis Webinar!, Molecular Gastrointestinal Pathogen Panel (GPP), Healthcare Environmental Services Conference, 2017-18 Influenza Season Update and "Flumps"

February

North Dakota Department of Health Warns Against Consuming Kratom, February ACIP Update, National Sexually Transmitted Disease Awareness Month, Influenza Vaccine Efficacy, ND Immunization Conference Registration Now Available

March

Tick Surveillance in North Dakota, TB Infections and TB Disease Treatment, May is Hepatitis Awareness Month, Environmental Services Conference

April

Multistate Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Infections Linked to Romaine Lettuce, Syphilis Infections Among Women of Childbearing Age are Increasing, Hepaptis A and Measles Outbreaks in the United States, Get to Know Your Field Epidemiologist

May

Multistate Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Infections LInked to Romaine Lettuce, NDDoH Tick Surveillance Program and Tickborne Diseases in North Dakota, School Immunization Requirements, Influenza Season Wrap-up, Get to Know Your Field Epidemiologist

June

June ACIP Update, 2018 West Nile Virus Update, Update of Recommendations for Use of Once-Weekly-Isoniazid-Rifapentine Regimen to Treat Latent Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Infection, Stay Healthy at Summer Events, Get to Know Your Field Epidemiologist

August

Upcoming Travel to Saudi Arabia, West Nile Virus Update, Silica Testing, HIV Awareness Walk in North Dakota, Get to Know Your Field Epidemiologist

September

Infant Botulism, 2018 - 2019 Influenza Vaccine Recommendations, World Rabies Day, Get to Know Your Field Epidemiologist

October

Measles Case Reported in Burleigh County, WNV update, Sexually Transmitted Diseases in North Dakota, New Disease Control Employee!

November

Increase in Pertussis Cases, Healthcare Providers Urged to Maintain a High Awareness for Tuberculosis, 2018-19 Influenza Season Update, One Health Day, New Immunization Surveillance Coordinator, New Disease Control Employee!

December

North Dakota Sees First Case of AFM, Multistate Outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E.coli O157:H7, WNV update, Get to Know Your Field Epidemiologist

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2017

January

ANNOUNCEMENT: North Dakota Infection Prevention Conference, Save the Date - HIV.STD.TB. Viral Hepatitis Symposium!, 2016 West Nile Virus Summary, Healthcare Associated Hepatitis C Outbreak Final Report now available

February

Seoul Virus Outbreak in the United States, 2016-17 Seasonal Influenza Update, April is National STDs Awareness Month, Referral for CDC Recommended Screenings and Adult Immunizations for North Dakota Ryan White Clients, New Disease Control Employee!

March

2017 Disease Control Legislative Update, Increase in Reported Mumps Cases Across the Country, First Reported New Delhi Metallo-beta-lactamase Case in North Dakota, NDDoH Launches Tick Surveillance Program

April

Minnesota Measles Outbreak Update, HIV Cluster, Syphilis Treatment HAN, NDDoH Using iNaturalist Application to Aid in Summer Tick and Mosquito Surveillance

May

Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention Program, NDDoH Contracts for New TB Medication Pharmacy Program, 2016-2017 Seasonal Influenza Update, Syringe Exchange Program - North Dakota Senate Bill 2320

June

Safety at Summer Events and Fairs, June Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices Update, Food Safety Tips for Summer, Tracy Miller is on the Move!

July

2017 West Nile Virus Update, Yellow Fever Vaccine Update, Increase in Syphilis Cases in ND, NDDoH Tick Surveillance Program and Tickborne Diseases in North Dakota, 2017 North Dakota & Minnesota HIV.STD.TB.Viral Hepatitis Symposium, Changes to North Daktoa Public Health Laboratory

August

Healthcare Providers Asked to Notify Patients about NDDoH Disease Investigations, Updated Zika Testing Guidance for Pregnant Women with Possible Zika Virus Exposure, North Dakota Department of Health Announces Novel Influenza Case, New Disease Control/Microbiology Employee!

September

Raw Milk and Brucellosis, HIV in North Dakota Update, Flu Kickoff, 2017 North Dakota & Minnesota HIV.STD.TB.Viral Hepatits Symposium

October

Increasing Syphilis Infections and Anonymous Contacts in North Dakota, Advice to Health Care Providers Treating Patients with Travel to Hurricane-Affected Areas, October ACIP, New Disease Control Employee

November

Hepatitis A Outbreaks, North Dakota Sees an Increase in the Number of People Living with HIV who are Virally Suppressed, Summary of 2017 North Dakota West Nile Virus Disease Cases, 2017-18 Influenza Season Off to an Early Start

December

Kingella kingae Cluster, Changes to Mandatory Reportable Conditions, Changes to Child Care and School Immunization Requirements, New Disease Control Employee!

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2016

January

HIV/STD/TB/Viral Hepatitis Provider Services Survey, Avian Influenza Update, HPV Vaccination Rates in North Dakota Increasing, Zika Virus Update, Foodborne Illness Outbreak Investigation at County Jail in North Dakota

February

Increase in Reported Mumps Cases in North Dakota and Around the Country, Tuberculosis Increase Seen in North Dakota in 2016, 2015-16 Influenza Update, "On the Move", Zika Virus Update

March

Continuing Education Units Available, 2015-16 Influenza Update, Mumps Outbreak Update, New Disease Control Employee

April

Rabies Update, Disease Control is Amassing a Small Army of Students, Zika Virus Update, New Disease Control Employee

May

Bicillin L-A® Delay, West Nile Virus Testing at the NDDoH, Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome, CDC Investigating Burkholderia Cepacia Infection Clusters in PICUs

June

Disease Control Presents!, Severe Human Metapneumovirus in Children Investigation, Haemophilus Influenzae and Neisseria Meningitidis Testing Health Alert, MCR-1 Gene in the United States

July

June ACIP Updates, The Influenza Program is Recruiting for ILINet Providers!, Increase of HIV Prevalence in North Dakota, Zika Update

August

Increase in Reported Pertussis Cases, New TB Treatment Guidelines, New Disease Control Employees!, So Long, Farewell!

September

Zika: CDC Updates Guidance for Couples Planning to Conceive and for the Prevention of Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus Disease, Immunization Program is Published in the Online Journal of Public Health Informatics, NDDoH Gives Zika Virus Disease Update, Influenza Vaccine Recommendations, Gonorrhea in North Dakota

October

October ACIP Meeting Updates, Contaminated Devices Putting Open-Heart Surgery Patients at Risk, World AIDS Day Preparation, Zika Virus Update

November

Legionellosis with a Possible Association with Stays at a Hotel in North Dakota, Acute Flaccid Myelitis Update for 2016, Increase in Mumps Cases Across the Country, On the Move - New Infection Control Assessment Program Coordinator!, New Disease Control Employee!

December

“Shigella or Shiga Toxin, What is the Difference?” Illnesses, Seasonal Influenza Update, Reporting Requirements for Tuberculosis in North Dakota, New Disease Control Employee!

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2015

February

Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) in the United States, April is STD Awareness Month, Find TB. Treat TB. Working together to eliminate TB, Disease Control Student Interns-Welcome

March

Infant Botulism Case in North Dakota, Haemophilus influenzae Type B Confirmed in Child, Bean Town Here We Come, Spring is Around the Corner- Time to Watch out for Rabies and Babies (Animals)

April

Ebola Update, Avian Influenza, Disease Control New Employee, Hantavirus - A Rare by Serious Respiratory Disease

May

Rotavirus, Sexually Transmitted Disease Treatment Guidelines, 2015, Shigella-Multi-Drug, Travel History-MERS

June

New Recommendations from ACIP, Suspect Avian Influenza Case Highlights Need for Gathering Travel and Exposure History, School Immunization Rates, Mosquito Surveillance

July

August is National Immunization Awareness Month, STEC Infections Associated with Attending the 2015 RED RIVER Valley Fair, Increase in Tularemia Cases, WNV Update, New Bismarck Field Epidemiologist

August

Raccoons and Skunks are Not Pets!, Updated Treatment Guidelines for HIV, Salmonella Outbreak Investigation, New Disease Control Employee

September

West Nile Virus Death, 2014-215 Flu Summary, National Immunization Survey Rates Now Available, Save the Date! December 3-4, 2015: Online Disease 101 Conference, New Disease Control Employee

October

Ebola Preparedness in North Dakota, Increase in Pertussis Cases in North Dakota, High Number of Syphilis Cases Continue in North Dakota for 2015, Influenza and Gastrointestinal Illness Outbreak Reporting, Salmonella Thompson Investigation Update.

November

Update on Ebola Virus Outbreak, Legionellosis Cases with Possible Association to Hotel in North Dakota, 2014-15 Influenza Update, First Case of Acute Hepatitis B Reported in North Dakota in Seven Years, New Disease Control Employee

December

Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Recommendations, Evaluation of Chickenpox Reporting Practices in North Dakota, North Dakota Pertussis Update, Acute Flaccid Myelitis Surveillance, 2015-16 Influenza Season Update

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2014

January-February-March

NDDoH Recommends Euthanasia of Pet, Syphilis Update, Public Health Week, North Dakota Department of Health Hosts Multi-State Foodborne Illness Exercise, NDIIS Interoperability, Flu Update, New Disease Control Employee

April

MERS update, Multi-State Syphilis Outbreak Update, Hepatitis C Outbreak and Testing, Increase in Measles Cases in the United States, New Disease Control Employee

May

Q Fever Reported in North Dakota, West Nile Surveillance Activities Begin, Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome Death Reported, Pertussis Reported in North Dakota, Student Palooza

June

Increase in Shigellosis Cases, Arbovirus Update, Tickborne Disease Update, Rare Tularemia Cluster in North Dakota, Measles Cases Continue to Rise, HIV/STD/TB/Hepatitis Symposium and Disease 101 Workshop: Sept. 16-18, 2014, Disease Control New Employee

July

Influenza Virus Identified in Pigs, Salmonella Outbreak Associated with Attending Birthday Party, Scabies, West Nile Virus Update, Ebola Update, ND Outbreaks Update

August

Ebola Update, Multidrug Resistant Tuberculosis, Neisseria Meningitidis Case Reported in North Dakota, West Nile Virus Death Reported in North Dakota, Kitten Purchased in Pet Store Tested Positive for Rabies

September

Enterovirus D68, Increase in Cryptosporidiosis Cases, Influenza Vaccine, Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae Cluster Identified in Healthcare Facility, Is There a Doctor in the House?

October

Ebola Update, Influenza Vaccine Update, Second Rabies Positive Kitten out of Minot Pet Store, Tuberculosis Update

November

Leptospirosis in Zoo Animal, Rumored Measles Case, Dos and Don'ts for Holiday Cooking, Influenza Update/H3N2 Influenza, New Employees

December

New Vaccines Approved, Vaccine Preventable HAN, Influenza Update-December 2014, NDDoH Investigates Two Gastrointestinal Illness Outbreaks, NDDoH Investigates a New Tuberculosis Case

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2013

January

World TB Day, Influenza Update, Preliminary 2012 Data Indicates an Increase of Chlamydia and Gonorrhea, Sydney Norovirus, Rapid Cat Sheltered at Bismarck Impound and Legislative Update.

February

2013 HIV/AIDS in North Dakota, April is STD Awareness Month, Influenza Update and Meaningful Use.

March

Two Rabies Positive Skunks in Bismarck City Limits, CRE/KPC Infections, The Arrival of Tick Season in North Dakota, Avian Influenza A (H7N9) Virus in China and May is Hepatitis Awareness Month.

April

Be Food Safe While Barbecuing, West Nile Virus Season Approaches, RWII Prevention Week: How Swimmers Contaminate Pools and Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome.

May

Salmonella Infection from Baby Poultry, North Dakota Department of Health Holds Press Conference with Family of Man who Died from West Nile Virus, North Dakota Department of Health Hosts Rabies WebEx Series and HIV and Syphilis are Impacting North Dakota.

June

Rabid Pigs Identified in North Dakota, Rabies Vaccine and Immune Globulin Availability Update, West Nile Virus Update, Tickborne Disease Update and Department of Health Provides Update Regarding Shortages of Isoniazid and Tubersol®

July

West Nile Virus Death Reported in North Dakota, Cyclosporiasis Outbreak in the United States, Importance of Reporting Bat Sightings Inside Facilities and STD Treatment Guide App Available. 

August

West Nile Virus Update, Hepatitis C Outbreak Investigation in Ward County, What is the Risk of Lyme Disease in North Dakota?, New Disease Control Employees! and Save the Date! HIV/STD/TB/Hepatitis Symposium: September 17-18, 2014. 

September

West Nile Virus Update, Norovirus Illness Associated with a Wedding Reception, Influenza Update, Hepatitis C Outbreak Investigation in Ward County and HIV/STD/TB/Hepatitis Programs New Education Opportunity. 

October

Update on Hepatitis C Outbreak Investigation in Ward County, Review of Recent Hepatitis A Investigations, Disease Reporting - It's Everyone's Business and Influenza Update.

November

Haemophilus influenzae Type B, Acute Viral Gastroenteritis Activity Update, November Influenza Update and Disease Control New Employee!

December

FREE-B Webinar Training Reported Rashes by North Dakota Daycare Aided Investigation,December Influenza Update

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2012

January

Unusual Number of Rabies Cases Reported in a North Dakota County, Et tu Syphilis, Influenza Update, Save the Date! HIV/STD/TB/Hepatitis Symposium and Hepatitis C Training Workshop: April 10-12, 2012 and Acute Viral Gastroenteritis Update.

February

HIV/STD/TB/Hepatitis Symposium and Hepatitis C Training Workshop: April 10-12, 2012, Influenza Update, April is STD Awareness Month, Enhanced Rabies Surveillance in Southwest North Dakota and World Tuberculosis Day. 

March

May Is Hepatitis Awareness Month, Influenza Update, New Manuals Now Available, Neurosyphilis and The Ticks Have Arrived in North Dakota.

April

National Recreational Water Illness Prevention Week is May 21-27, 2012, Rabies Update, Immunization Conference 2012, West Nile Virus Season is Approaching, Snap To It! Hantavirus Prevention Tips and Awards of Excellence Recipients at the HIV/STD/TB/Hepatitis Symposium.

May

Summertime Foodborne Illness, Tularemia Reported in North Dakota, Managing a Possible Rabies Exposure and New Disease Control Employee. 

June

Importance of Following Rabies Recommendations, West Nile Virus Update, Influenza Incidence Surveillance Project (IISP) and Pertussis Cases Reported in North Dakota.

July

Increase in Tularemia Cases in North Dakota, West Nile Virus Update and Foodborne Outbreak in a North Dakota Hospital. 

August

All Baby Boomers are Recommended to be Screened for Hepatitis C, Three Cases of Post-Diarrheal Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome, West Nile Virus Update, World Rabies Day is September 28, 2012 and Influenza A H3N2 Variant Viruses (H3N2v).

September

Rehabilitating Wild Animals = Risk for Rabies, Immunization Clinics, Pertussis Cases Reported in North Dakota, Timely Response to Blood or Bodily Fluid Exposures and West Nile Virus Update.

October

Out with the Old, In with the New, On the Move!, Who you gonna call? and Wait? Huh? Who's doing what now?

November

Tuberculosis Outbreak, Influenza Update, Acute Viral Gastroenteritis Activity Update and Be Smart About Food Safety.

December

Influenza Update, Tuberculosis Update, New Disease Control Employee, Salmonella Typhi Case Reported in North Dakota and Pertussis Cases Reported in North Dakota.

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2011

January

Acute Viral Gastroenteritis Activity Update, Influenza Update, Updates to the Morbidity Report Card, Tuberculosis Found in Leg and New Disease Control Employee. 

February

Influenza Update, New Pertussis Diagnostic Testing Tutorial, Reporting Pregnancy in HIV-Positive Women, April is STD Awareness Month and New Disease Control Employee!

March

Influenza Update, National Infant Immunization Week Urges Parents to Vaccinate, Measles Outbreak in Hennepin County, Minnesota, Haemophilus Influenzae Type B and Rabies Surveillance - Variant Typing. 

April

Tick Surveillance In North Dakota, FINALLY! Shed the Snow Boots, Summer is Just Around the Corner, Gastrointestinal Illnesses in the Summer Season, National Recreational Water Illness Prevention Week Is May 23-29, 2011 and Know Your Risk Website - NEW!!.

May

Flooding: It's Important to take Precautions!, Flood Surveillance, Outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli in Germany, North Dakota has Water and Mosquitoes - Will Human WNV Cases be Flooding in as Well? and Summertime Foodborne Illness.  

June

Tularemia in North Dakota, Measles Update, To Report or Not to Report: Is that the Question?, July 28, 2011, is World Hepatitis Day and West Nile Virus Update.

July

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever - Two Cases Reported to the NDDoH, Healthcare-Associated Infections Website-NEW!, Meaningful Use and West Nile Virus Update.

August

Expedited Partner Therapy (EPT): A recommended treatment option for STD partner services in North Dakota, Anthrax - Human Case, School Immunization Requirements, Respiratory Illness at a North Dakota Long Term Care Facility, Bats and Rabies and West Nile Virus Update.

September

Influenza Surveillance and Vaccine Update, Investigation of Listeria Case Linked to Cantaloupes, Hepatitis A Case Investigations in North Dakota and Infection Prevention Week - October 17-21, 2011. 

October

Be Food Safe During the Holiday Season, Influenza Update-National Influenza Vaccination Week, Provisional CRE/KPC Data for 2011, First Norovirus Outbreak of the Season Reported and Recommendations for Pertussis Testing. 

November

It is Soft, Furry and Cute - at the Same Time a Serious Health Risk, Disease Reporting Among Non-resident North Dakotans, Influenza and Respiratory Panels, Having Delicious and Safe Holiday Meals and New Disease Control Employee!

December

Reports of Novel Influenza A (H3N2) in the United States, Foodborne Outbreak at a County Jail in North Dakota, Save the Date! HIV/STD/TB/Hepatitis Symposium and Hepatitis C Training Workshop: April 10 - 12, 2012, Coming in 2012.....New Educational Resources! and Mosquito Control Assistance for Small Communities. 

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2010

January

Influenza H1N1 Update, Health-Care-Associated Infections and New Disease Control Employee, Acute Viral Gastroenteritis Activity Update and HIV Website and New Brochures!

February

Influenza H1N1 Update, April is STD Awareness Month, Stop the Spread of Salmonella Klebsiella pneumoniae Carbapenemase Producing Organisms Identified in N.D., Acute Viral Gastroenteritis Activity Update, New Disease Control Employee and HIV/STD/TB/Hepatitis Symposium in May 2010.

March

Rabid Dog at a North Dakota Animal Shelter, May Is Hepatitis Awareness Month, National Infant Immunization Week is April 24 - May 1, 2010, Acute Viral Gastroenteritis Activity Update and HIV/STD/TB/Hepatitis Symposium May 2010. 

April

Pertussis Outbreak in Walsh County, National Recreational Water Illness Prevention Week Is May 24 - 30, 2010, Seal It! Trap It! Clean It!, West Nile Virus Season, New Heptavalent Botulinum Antitoxin and Limited Voluntary Recall on Rabies Vaccine. 

May

Tick Surveillance in North Dakota, Summertime Foodborne Illness, Managing a Possible Rabies Exposure, Acute Viral Gastroenteritis Activity Update and Anthrax in North Dakota, 2010. 

June

West Nile Virus Update, Unexpected Number of Tuberculosis Cases for First Half of 2010, Mumps Alert for Camps and Immunization Conference August 2010. 

July

Rabies Update: Positivity and High Risk, West Nile Virus, FDA Approves Rapid Test for Antibodies to Hepatitis C Virus and Immunization Conference August 2010. 

August

World Rabies Day-September 28, 2010, Update on North Dakota Tick Surveillance, Pertussis Cases Reported in North Dakota, New Disease Control Employee!, High-Dose Influenza Vaccine, West Nile Virus Update and Two Cases of Vibrio cholerae in North Dakota. 

September

Sanford Doctor Diagnosed With Tuberculosis, Tularemia Reported in North Dakota, Fall Is Just Around the Corner...and So Is the Influenza Season and HAI: CMS Ruling. 

October

World AIDS Day December 1, 2010, Acute Viral Gastroenteritis Activity Update, Influenza Update - National Influenza Vaccination Week, Be Food Safe During the Holiday Season and Yellow Fever Vaccine Online Course. 

November

Dog Protects Child From Rabid Badger, 2010-2011 Influenza Antiviral Treatment Recommendations, Acute Viral Gastroenteritis Activity Update, Sleep Tight - Don't Let the Bedbugs Bite and New Disease Control Employees.

December

Is Santa Missing a Reindeer?, New STD Treatment Guidelines, Influenza Update and Updates and Changes to the Reportable Conditions. 

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2009

January

Influenza Update, Salmonella Typhimurium Outbreak Investigation, Viral Gastroenteritis Update and Minnesota Reporting an Increase in Haemophilus Influenzae B Cases.

February

Influenza Update, May Is National Hepatitis Awareness Month, Viral Gastroenteritis Activity Update and World Tuberculosis Day.

March

Disease Control Flood Surveillance Efforts, April Is STD Awareness Month, Keeping Food Safe During an Emergency, Influenza Update, Viral Gastroenteritis Activity Update and Save the Date! Hepatitis C Training Workshop.

April

H1N1 Influenza, Seasonal Influenza Update, Disease Control Flood Surveillance, Rapid HIV Testing Is Now Available in North Dakota, National Recreational Water Illness Prevention Week Is May 19-25, 2009 and 2009 Vaccination Expedition.

May

Influenza H1N1 Update, West Nile Virus Season, Seal It! Trap It! Clean It!, Rabies Update and Save the Date! Hepatitis C Training Workshop.

June

Three Salmonella Outbreaks in North Dakota, June 2009, New Recommendation for Human Rabies PEP, Influenza H1N1 Update, West Nile Virus Season and Campylobacter and Calving Season.

July

Three Salmonella Outbreaks in North Dakota, June 2009, Influenza H1N1 Update, West Nile Virus Update, Meet the New Disease Control Epidemiologist and Epis on the Move!

August

First Human Case of West Nile Virus Reported in North Dakota, Influenza H1N1 Update, Norovirus Outbreak at a Morton County Restaurant and Epis on the Move!

September

Influenza H1N1 Update, West Nile Surveillance, Confirmed Brucellosis Case Identified in North Dakota and New Disease Control Employee.

October

Influenza H1N1 Update, Be Food Safe During the Holiday Season, Clostridium perfringens Outbreak in North Dakota, Confirmed Case of Vibrio Parahaemolyticus in North Dakota and HIV Prevention, STD and Viral Hepatitis Supplies Order Form. 

November

Influenza H1N1 Update, Be Food Safe During the Holiday Season, HPV Vaccine Approved for Males, World AIDS Day December 1, 2009 and Acute Viral Gastroenteritis Activity Update. 

December

Influenza H1N1 Update, Acute Viral Gastroenteritis Activity Update, Norovirus Outbreak in Grand Forks County and HIV/STD/TB/Hepatitis Symposium 2010.

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2008

January

Influenza Update, Shigellosis in Sioux County Update, Merck Hib Vaccine Recall, Yellow Fever Vaccine Shortage and MRSA in Animals.

February

Influenza Update, Ciprofloxacin-Resistant Neisseria meningitidis in North Dakota, Giardiasis Reported in Puppies and Animal Bite Guidelines. 

March

Influenza Update, Two Salmonella Typhi Cases Reported in North Dakota, Hantavirus Awareness and Prevention and April is STD Awareness Month.

April

Influenza Season Coming to a Close, West Nile Virus/Arboviral Season Approaches, Meningococcal Cases in North Dakota, Food Safety Awareness and New STD/Hepatitis Program Manager.

May

West Nile Virus Surveillance - Human Testing, Prevention of Perinatal HIV Transmission, Continued Measles Outbreaks in the United States and New Web Page about Foodborne Illnesses and More.

June

West Nile Virus (WNV) Update, Two North Dakota Residents Exposed to Tuberculosis on International Flight, First Case of German Measles Since 1991, New Recommendations for Cryptosporidiosis Accidents in Pools and Salmonella Saintpaul Associated with Tomatoes.

July

Tularemia Case in North Dakota, West Nile Virus Update, Possible Foodborne Outbreak Associated With a Public Event and New Division of Disease Control Employees.

August

Two More North Dakota Residents Exposed to Tuberculosis on International Flight, West Nile Virus Update, Fall Is Just Around the Corner, and So Is the Influenza Season, Pertussis Cluster in Burleigh and Sioux Counties and Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome Death Reported.

September

West Nile Virus Update, New U.S. Food and Drug Administration Approved Vaccines, 2008 Norovirus Surveillance and Influenza Activity and Vaccine Update.

October

National Influenza Vaccination Week: Dec. 8 - 14, 2008, Be Food Safe During the Holiday Season, Blood Lead Levels and Wild Game Consumption, Rabies Vaccine Supply Update and Importance of Disease Surveillance.

November

Influenza Update, Pertussis Cases Reported in North Dakota, Diarrheal Illness in Child-Care Settings and World AIDS Day 2008.

December

Influenza and Antiviral Resistance Update, Chickenpox Update, Norovirus Activity Update and Meet the New Disease Control Epidemiologists.

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2007

January

Influenza Update, Immunization Legislative Activities, Second Day Care Meningococcal Case in Fargo, N.D. and National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

February

Salmonella Tennessee Outbreak Linked to Peanut Butter, Influenza Update, National Public Health Week is April 2 through 8, 2007 and National Infant Immunization Week is April 21 through 28, 2007

March

Two North Dakota Salmonella Cases Linked to Peanut Butter, Influenza Peak Season, Hantavirus Awareness and Prevention, April Is National STD Awareness Month and Human Papillomavirus Vaccine.

April

Influenza Season Coming to a Close, Shiga-toxin E. coli O157 on the Rise, A Reason To Celebrate During National Hepatitis Awareness Month: Viral Hepatitis Program Established in North Dakota and Pandemic Influenza Planning Exercises.

May

2007 Changes to Reportable Conditions, West Nile Virus Surveillance Kickoff, Recreational Waterborne Illness Awareness Week and Meningococcemia Case Investigation.

June

First Human Case of West Nile Virus Reported in North Dakota, Rabies Update and Prevent Summertime Foodborne Illnesses.

July

West Nile Virus Death Reported in North Dakota, Shiga Toxin E. coli Infections Associated With a Wedding Reception and Increase of Diarrheal Illnesses Associated With Recreational Water Activities.

August

West Nile Virus Update: Second Death Reported, Increased Incidence of Cryptosporidium Infections in North Dakota, Case of Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome Resulting From Shiga Toxin E. coli Infection, Outbreak of Botulism Associated With Canned Chili Sauce and North Dakota Multi-Drug Resistant Organism Work Group Meeting.

September

Salmonella Infections Associated With Baby Chickens, West Nile Virus (WNV) Update, 2007 Norovirus Surveillance, Flu Is Going to the Birds and Hepatitis Program Update.

October

Influenza Season and Vaccine Update, Norovirus Activity Update, Be Food Safe During the Holidays, Avian Influenza Workshop Held and Meet the New Disease Control Epi's.

November

National Influenza Vaccination Week, Norovirus Activity Update, Disease Control MRSA Website (New!), World AIDS Day 2007 and Save the Date! HIV/STD/Hepatitis Symposium.

December

Influenza Update, Increase of Shigellosis in Sioux County, Change in Health Department-Assisted Partner Notification for Chlamydial Infections and Laboratory Personnel Exposure to Brucella abortis.

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2006

January

Pump Handle Survey, Influenza Update

February

Influenza Update, ND Hantavirus Case, FDA Approves New ROtavirus Vaccine and Meet the New Field Epi.

March

Influenza Update, Norovirus Outbreak at a North Dakota Hotel, Outbreak of Mumps in Iowa and Vaccination Expedition 2006.

April

Did You Hear the Buzz? West Nile Virus Season Approaches, Mumps Update, Diarrheal Illness Associated with Travel and May is Hepatitis Awareness Month

May

Foodborne Illness, Hantavirus, Ticks and Tickborne Diseases and Rabies Update

June

West Nile Virus Update, Monkey Bite Prompts Rabies Vaccination, Unsung Hero, Norovirus Associated With Catered Events and NDDoH Disease Fact Sheets.

July

West Nile Virus Update: NDDoH Reports First Human Cases, Shigellosis in Rolette County, Monkey Bite at the State Fair Prompts Rabies Vaccination and Salmonella Associated With Stuffed Chicken Products.

August

Meningococcal Infection, West Nile Virus Update, Shigellosis Update, Influenza B Diagnosed in Late July and School Immunization Requirements: 2006-2007 School Year.

September

E.coli O157:H7 Outbreak From Fresh Spinach, West Nile Virus Update, Shigellosis Update, 2006-2007 Influenza Season Vaccination Recommendations and New STD Treatment Guidelines.

October

Influenza Activity and Vaccine Update, Shigellosis Update, North Dakota Immunization Forums and Chickenpox Outbreaks.

November

National Influenza Vaccination Week, World AIDS Day 2006, Viral Gastroenteritis Outbreaks, Summer of 2006 Shigellosis Outbreak in North Dakota and Hepatitis C Training Workshop.

December

Influenza Update, Viral Gastroenteritis Outbreaks Update, Multi-State E. coli Outbreaks: Possible Lettuce Contamination, Raccoons and Rabies Prophylaxis and Hepatitis C Training Workshop.

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2005

January

Influenza Vaccine Update, Scabies Outbreak, Brucellosis Outbreak and a Rare Type of Chlamydia Identified in the U.S.

February

Influenza Update, DREAMS, Rabies Survival Case and Smoked Turkeys with Salmonella

March

Influenza Update, VRSA and Legionellosis

April

Pertussis Outbreak in Cass County Schools, New Meningococcal Vaccine Recommendations, Hantavirus, Foodborne Disease and 50th Anniversary of the Polio Vaccine

May

West Nile Virus Season Approaches, Hepatitis A Testing Requirements, National Hepatitis Awareness Month, and Recreational Water Illness Prevention Week

June

Salmonella Typhimurium Outbreak Investigation, Skunk Attack in State Park, West Nile Virus Update and Anthrax Alert for Livestock Owners

July

West Nile Virus Update, Anthrax Alert for LiveStock Owners, Turtle-Associated Salmonellosis and New Program Managers Announcement

August

West Nile Virus Update, Education Materials for Influenza Available Online, Mid-Year Rabies Report and Tdap availability in North Dakota

September

Pertussis Increasing in North Dakota, West Nile Virus Update, 2005-2006 Influenza Vaccine Availability, Sentinel Influenza Surveillance: Request for Providers and North Dakota E. coli Cluster Investigation

October

2005-2006 Influenza Update, Disease Control Welcomes Michelle Feist, Holiday Food Safety Awareness, Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine and Guillain Barre Syndrome, and Minnesota Polio Case.

November

Influenza Update, Planning for Pandemic Influenza, Exclusion Criteria for Prevention of Seasonal Disease Outbreaks and Revised ACIP Recommendations: Hepatitis B, Hepatitis A, and Tdap Vaccines

December

Influenza Update, New Pertussis Treatment Guidelines, NDDoH HIV/AIDS Program Welcomes New Employee, Perinatal Hepatitis B Case Management and Treatment Recommendations.

 

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2004

January

Avian Influenza: Contain, Strengthen, and Protect, Influenza A Fujian Strain Confirmed in North Dakota, and Chickenpox Reporting Requirements.

February

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (H5N2) in Texas, DREAMS for North Dakota, Prevnar Shortage, and Flu Vaccine 2004-2005.

March

National Public Health Week, West Nile Virus, New! Epidemiology Report in Electronic Format

April

SARS in China, Pertussis Contacts Traced Across Four Countie, Reptile-Associated Salmonellosis and Gonorrhea Spread Among College Students.

May

Identifying Foodborne Illness, Hantavirus, May is National Hepatitis Month and Reporting Requirements.

June

West Nile Virus Surveillance, Online Tuberculin Skin Test Reporting, Campylobacter and Calving Season and Recommendations for Rabies Exposures.

July

Pertussis Update, West Nile Virus Surveillance and Chlamydia on the Rise in North Dakota.

August

Influenza Sentinel Provider Surveillance, Pertussis Update, and West Nile Virus Surveillance.

September

Influenza Vaccine Shortage, Opt-Out Prenatal HIV Testing, Meet the New Field Epidemiologist, Viral Hepatitis Coordinator, Prevention and Control of Antibiotic-Resistance Organisms and Anniversary of the Pump Handle.

October

Influenza Antiviral Medications: Interim Guidelines, Reporting Hospitalized Chickenpox Cases, Rabid Puppies Sold in Minnesota and North Dakota, Hand, Food and Mouth Disease, not Foot and Mouth Disease: and Salmonella in the Pet Store.

November

Influenza Update, Reporting Hospitalized Pediatric Influenza Cases and Tuberculosis Web Course.

December

Influenza Update, Hepatitis C Public Health Needs Assessment, Holiday Season Foodborne Outbreaks and Syphilis Treatment Warning.

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2003

February

Norovirus hits North Dakota, "Foul" Turkeys, Smallpox vaccination plan - Phase I, New therapy for Gonorrhea, Flu or No Flu, that is the question! and a Legislative update

March

Get your Kleenex ready, Smallpox vaccinations clinics underway, "Skeeter" season already?, Streptococcal Pharyngitis cluster, Who let the Dogs Out?, MRSA: An Increasing Problem, New Tuberculosis treatment guidelines issued, "Immunize for Life" Coming May 2003 and Revision to North Dakota Reportable Conditions.

April

SARS, Update: North Dakota Smallpox vaccination program, Gonorrhea: Complications still occur, Medication errors in the treatment of syphilis, North Dakota 2003 HIV/AIDS Campaign and "Immunize for Life" Coming May 2003.

May

SARS, Q Fever Case in North Dakota, Recommendations for Controlling Influenza Outbreaks, May is National Hepatitis Awareness Month, The Seventh Annual Tuberculosis Workshop.

June

The Mouse that roared, West Nile Surveillance Activities, SARS Case Investigation ongoing in North Dakota, Monkeypox outbreak, Online Disease Reporting, Mad Cow Disease in Canada and Vaccine Storage Temperatures.

July

Emerging Zoonoses, Campylobacteriosis and Livestock, Lessons from Rabies and Online Disease Reporting.

August

ND Case linked to Class I Recall, Complications and treatment of E. coli O157:H7, West Nile Virus Update, Sentinel Provider Influenza Surveillance and Chlamydia Screening recommendations.

September

An adverse reaction to Tetanus Vaccine, Sufficient Influenza Vaccine Supply for Upcoming season, Prevention of Perinatal Group B Streptococcus, E. coli Happens and West Nile Virus Update.

October

Ongoing E. coli Outbreak investigation implicates Grand Forks restaurant, Influenza-like Illness and SARS, Threatening Mail and Epidemiology in action course.

November

An Early and Severe Influenza Season, Planning for the return of SARS, Whooping cough in Local Day-care facilities and Sexually transmitted diseases on the increase.

December

Active Surveillance for Influenza Infection in Children, Avian Influenza (H5N1) Outbreak in Asia, Norovirus Crashes Wedding Party and Addition to Mandatory Reportable Conditions.