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August 15, 2017
In a ND first, child contracts influenza virus after coming into contact with pig at State Fair
BISMARCK—A child contracted an influenza virus after coming into contact with a pig at the North Dakota State Fair, the first such case in the state, according to the Health Department. The North Dakota Department of Health reported the child was hospitalized after contracting...
August 15, 2017 - 9:07pm
March 25, 2017
ND sees 5,915 influenza cases
The flu season in North Dakota has been busy and persistent, according to Jill Baber, influenza surveillance coordinator for the North Dakota Department of Health. "We had quite a lot of cases," she said, referring to the flu season that started in October. "We're still having cases;...
March 25, 2017 - 7:45am
January 31, 2017
CVHD reports normal flu activity
So far, this has been a normal influenza season in the Jamestown area, according to Robin Iszler, unit administrator for Central Valley Health District. "It is about what we expected," she said. "We know it's circulating, but not unusual." The same is true for North Dakota in general....
January 31, 2017 - 6:35am
January 24, 2017
Widespread influenza outbreak across North Dakota causing hospital restrictions
BISMARCK — With 455 cases of influenza statewide, hospitals are enacting visitation restrictions. "The influenza virus may survive better in a cold, drier climate infecting more people in our area this time of year," said Renae Moch, director of Bismarck-Burleigh Health, who...
January 24, 2017 - 7:40pm
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