The North Dakota Health Department notes a change in season — from West Nile virus to the flu season.
The transmission season for West Nile virus is pretty much over with no new cases in the past week. North Dakota had 43 human cases this summer.
Now, state flu coordinator Michelle Feist said it’s time for North Dakotans to get a flu shot.
In conjunction with an alert from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the North Dakota Department of Health is warning residents not to consume several types of Mr. Brown instant coffee and milk tea products and White Rabbit Creamy Candies that have been recalled be-cause of concerns about possible contamination with melamine, according to Kenan Bullinger, director of the department’s Division of Food and Lodging.
The North Dakota Department of Health is asking parents and caregivers to have their child safety seats inspected to make sure they are installed and used properly, according to Dawn Mayer, Child Passenger Safety Program director for the North Dakota Department of Health.
The state Health Department says there were 369 confirmed human cases of West Nile virus in North Dakota last year, and three deaths.
January 24, 2008
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