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January 2, 2014
Flu season light in Stutsman County so far
A local health official has seen more people with sore throats and colds in December, but not a lot of cases of the flu in Stutsman County. Marcia Bollingberg, director of nursing for the Central Valley Health District, said Tuesday she has seen more people coming in and getting...
January 2, 2014 - 7:21am
December 27, 2013
Disease specialist: H1N1 returns this flu season
DULUTH, Minn. — H1N1, the nasty flu bug that gave us the pandemic of 2009, is back, the government’s lead health agency says. A Minnesota infectious disease specialist agrees, but she says it’s too early to tell how big of a factor it will be in the current influenza season. “While...
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December 27, 2013 - 8:11am
February 21, 2013
Flu shot doing a poor job of protecting elderly
ATLANTA (AP) -- It turns out this year's flu shot is doing a startlingly dismal job of protecting senior citizens, the most vulnerable age group. The...
News/Nation and World
February 21, 2013 - 8:00pm
January 12, 2013
JRMC restricting patient visitation
Jamestown Regional Medical Center is restricting patient visitations due to the increasing number of influenza cases in Jamestown and the surrounding area. Only immediate adult family members will be allowed to visit patients at the center effective Friday, according to information...
January 12, 2013 - 7:50am
Flu numbers spike; officials say to get vaccinated
Getting vaccinated remains the best way to prevent the spread of influenza, state and local health officials reminded the public after this week's sudden uptick in flu cases in North Dakota. "We have had an increase in Stutsman County," said Marcia Bollingberg, director of nursing...
January 12, 2013 - 7:12am
September 3, 2012
An 'educated guess' on the upcoming flu season
FARGO -- The flu virus is "very unpredictable," Jennifer Heath said, and it's hard to know in advance if we're in store for another relatively quiet, mild flu season like last year or a rush of worry that swept across much of the country in 2009 from the swine flu. But the Minnesota...
September 3, 2012 - 6:55am
October 12, 2011
Schools to have flu shot clinics
Central Valley Health District is providing school-based flu vaccine clinics for students this month. * 8 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Jamestown Middle School * 12:45 to 2 p.m. Thursday at Louis L'Amour Elementary School * 7:15 to 10 a.m. Friday at Jamestown High School * 7:45 to...
October 12, 2011 - 7:05am
October 4, 2011
North Dakotan residents urged to get flu shots
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- North Dakota health officials are encouraging state residents to get vaccinated against the flu. Immunization program manager Molly Sander at the state Health Department says there is plenty of flu vaccine this year. She says flu shots are recommended for...
October 4, 2011 - 10:45am
September 26, 2011
Flu clinic to be held Thursday
Central Valley Health Flu Clinic will be held Thursday at Trinity Lutheran Church at 523 Fourth Ave. SE Jamestown. Seasonal flu shots will be given from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for adults 18 years and older.
September 26, 2011 - 7:24am
February 18, 2011
N.D. has second flu-related death
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- State health officials are reporting a second death in North Dakota linked to the flu. The Health Department data shows that the person was older than 60. The agency does not identify flu victims. Epidemiologist Lindsey VanderBusch told The Bismarck Tribune...
February 18, 2011 - 8:49am
February 17, 2011
North Dakota has second flu-related death
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- State health officials are reporting a second death in North Dakota linked to the flu. The Health Department data shows that the person was older than 60. The agency does not identify flu victims. The first flu death in North Dakota came in mid-January,...
February 17, 2011 - 9:13am
January 13, 2011
Death of N.D. child linked to flu
BISMARCK (AP) -- The state Health Department said Wednesday that a child in north central North Dakota died of the flu. The youngster had underlying medical conditions and died while hospitalized. Officials said the child tested positive for influenza A and was younger than 10. State...
January 13, 2011 - 7:18am
January 12, 2011
NDDOH: N.D. child dies from flu
The North Dakota Department of Health reported Wednesday the death of a North Dakota child from influenza, according to State Epidemiologist Tracy Miller. The child was a resident of north central North Dakota who had underlying medical conditions and died while hospitalized. The...
January 12, 2011 - 1:58pm
September 1, 2010
Officials urge all adults to get flu shot in September
Officials with the Central Valley Health District are urging everyone older than 6 months of age to get a flu shot when the vaccines become available in September. Robin Iszler, administrator of the health unit, said even with a normal flu season anticipated early vaccinations are...
September 1, 2010 - 7:11am
July 18, 2010
Microneedles may make getting flu shots easier
WASHINGTON (AP) -- One day your annual flu shot could come in the mail. At least that's the hope of researchers developing a new method of vaccine delivery that people could even use at home: a patch with microneedles. Microneedles? That's right, tiny little needles so small...
July 18, 2010 - 8:36pm