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Officials develop response plan for ag emergencies

March 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — Agriculture industry professionals from more than a dozen counties across southern Minnesota connected via video conference Thursday to discuss response plans in the event of an animal disease emergency.
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South Dakota sees most syphilis cases in 44 years

January 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

SIOUX FALLS (AP) — South Dakota Department of Health officials say the number of syphilis cases reported in the state last year was the most in 44 years.

State epidemiologist Lon Kightlinger labeled as “very disheartening” an annual summary of…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Study ranks SD on disease threats

December 17, 2013 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — A report released Tuesday by Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation finds South Dakota scored five out of 10 on key indicators of policies and capabilities to protect against infectious disease threats.

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Study ranks SD on disease threats

December 17, 2013 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — A report released Tuesday by Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation finds South Dakota scored five out of 10 on key indicators of policies and capabilities to protect against infectious disease threats.

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CWD found again in southwestern ND hunting unit

December 9, 2013 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A mule deer shot by a hunter in western Grant County in southwestern North Dakota has tested positive for chronic wasting disease.

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‘So much anonymous sex’ blamed as STDs increase in SD

October 24, 2013 in Uncategorized

SIOUX FALLS (AP) — An increase in sexually transmitted diseases in South Dakota may be the result of people having more flings with partners they meet on the Internet, the state epidemiologist speculates.

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SDSU, other schools monitoring pig virus as shutdown continues

October 8, 2013 in Uncategorized

By P.J. Huffstutter

CHICAGO — As the federal government shutdown stretches into its second week, veterinary labs at U.S. universities are stepping into a data gap to collect information and publish updates about an outbreak of a swine virus dead…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

SDSU, other schools monitoring pig virus as shutdown continues

October 8, 2013 in Uncategorized

By P.J. Huffstutter

CHICAGO — As the federal government shutdown stretches into its second week, veterinary labs at U.S. universities are stepping into a data gap to collect information and publish updates about an outbreak of a swine virus dead…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

USDA: Scours most common cause of calf death prior to weaning

October 3, 2013 in Uncategorized

Scours is responsible for more calf deaths prior to weaning than any other cause, according to the USDA National Animal Health Monitoring Survey. Scours reduces the secretion of acid into the abomasum, reducing the ability to digest milk protein. It …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

SD has third West Nile virus death of the year

October 2, 2013 in Uncategorized

PIERRE (AP) — State health officials say a third person has died this year in South Dakota from the West Nile, a person in their 80s from Brule County.

The state Health Department says the state has recorded 122 cases of the mosquito-borne illne…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com