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October 4, 2016
NDDoH: Everyone should get vaccinated
The North Dakota Department of Health reminds North Dakotans that everyone 6 months and older should get vaccinated against influenza. "Getting the flu vaccine is the easiest way to protect yourself, as well as your friends and family, from the flu," said Lexie Barber, epidemiologist...
October 4, 2016 - 6:37am
February 13, 2016
Flu numbers pick up, but mild season still possible
BISMARCK—After a slow start to the flu season, state health officials report the number of influenza cases is seeing an increase. The number of flu cases jumped significantly last week, according to the North Dakota Department of Health's weekly influenza update. "I think...
February 13, 2016 - 5:35am
December 29, 2015
Flu cases may peak in late season
BISMARCK—Though influenza cases soared one year ago, this season's strains have made little dent in North Dakota's population. The North...
December 29, 2015 - 7:01am
February 21, 2015
ND suffers through 'severe year for flu deaths' with 48
FARGO -- North Dakota has seen 48 flu-related deaths as the peak influenza season enters its final weeks. The 48 known deaths are much higher than identified flu deaths in recent years, which have ranged from five to 10, according to figures from the North Dakota Department of...
February 21, 2015 - 8:42am
January 7, 2015
JRMC reports 17 cases of flu since Jan. 1
Jamestown Regional Medical Center reported 17 confirmed cases of influenza since Jan. 1 to the North Dakota Department of Health on Tuesday. As of Friday, 1,889 confirmed cases of influenza have been reported to the state Health Department, according to the department's website....
January 7, 2015 - 7:41am
January 20, 2014
Seven more bird flu cases in China's fresh wave of infection
LONDON - Another seven people in China have been infected with the new and often deadly H7N9 strain of bird flu, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Monday, adding to at least 24 new cases last week and confirming a fresh wave of the virus. One of the seven cases, which...
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January 20, 2014 - 10:50am
January 11, 2014
Stutsman flu cases still low
Stutsman County is relatively healthier compared to other areas of the state where influenza cases have spiked dramatically over the past few weeks. On Thursday the North Dakota Department of Health reported 843 cases of laboratory-confirmed influenza from Dec. 19 to Jan. 9, a sharp...
January 11, 2014 - 6:45am
November 13, 2013
Experimental avian flu vaccine shows promise in early trial
NEW YORK - The first human test of an experimental vaccine against a deadly strain of avian flu, using novel technology that could produce millions of doses very quickly, produced protective antibodies in the vast majority of those who received it, scientists said on Wednesday. The...
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November 13, 2013 - 10:50pm
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
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
November 20, 2009
Restrictions lifted at hospital
Visitation restrictions have been lifted at Jamestown Hospital due to a dramatic decline in influenza cases and influenza-like illness in the past week, according to a press release from Jamestown Hospital. Since Sept. 1 there have been 217 reported cases of influenza A and 20 cases...
November 20, 2009 - 8:45am
November 19, 2009
North Dakota has second flu death
GRAND FORKS (AP) -- The state Health Department says North Dakota has its second flu death. Influenza surveillance coordinator Michelle Feist said the victim was a woman over 60 in the northwestern part of the state who had an underlying medical condition. The department has...
November 19, 2009 - 8:15am
November 2, 2009
Flu closes Carrington Drivers License Office Thursday
The Carrington Drivers License Office will be closed on Thursday due to employees out ill with the flu. The office will be open on schedule beginning Nov. 19. Anyone who needs assistance before Nov. 19 is asked to go to http://www.dot.nd.gov/divisions/dlts/docs/1042.pdf for a list...
November 2, 2009 - 2:00pm
October 23, 2009
Hospital, ACC restrict access for visitors due to flu
Two Jamestown organizations are taking stronger steps to limit influenza outbreaks in Stutsman County. Due to increasing numbers of influenza cases, Jamestown Hospital restricted visitation of patients to immediate adult family members at 10 a.m. Thursday. Only grandparents, parents...
October 23, 2009 - 7:23am