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It’s flu shot time

October 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — As the weather begins to turn cooler, it’s a gentle reminder that cold weather and flu season are in the not too distant future. 

Since 2009, the Worthington Regional Health Care Foundation has sponsored flu shots for studen…continue reading on dglobe.com

Emergency management official under fire for kitchen appliances

January 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

RAPID CITY (AP) — The Pennington County Emergency Management Department is under fire for purchasing $3,000 worth of kitchen appliances with state funds designated for preventing swine flu.

The Rapid City Journal reported the department purchase…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

N.D. reports widespread flu activity

January 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

North Dakota has seen a “dramatic increase” in reported influenza cases, the state Department of Health reported Thursday.

As of Thursday, 843 laboratory-confirmed cases had been reported since Sept. 1, up from 88 cases just a month prior, Inf…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

N.D. reports widespread flu activity

January 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

North Dakota has seen a “dramatic increase” in reported influenza cases, the state Department of Health reported Thursday.

As of Thursday, 843 laboratory-confirmed cases had been reported since Sept. 1, up from 88 cases just a month prior, Inf…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Flu season light in Stutsman County so far

January 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

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 mor…continue reading on jamestownsun.com

Flu season light in Stutsman County so far

January 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

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 mor…continue reading on jamestownsun.com

H1N1 returns this flu season

December 26, 2013 in Uncategorized

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 …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

SD health official: Rapid City hit hard with flu

December 25, 2013 in Uncategorized

RAPID CITY (AP) — The Department of Health says as the flu season begins, Rapid City is coughing and aching worse than any other South Dakota city.

The Rapid City Journal reports that health officials have recorded 131 cases of influenza in th…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

SD health official: Rapid City hit hard with flu

December 25, 2013 in Uncategorized

RAPID CITY (AP) — The Department of Health says as the flu season begins, Rapid City is coughing and aching worse than any other South Dakota city.

The Rapid City Journal reports that health officials have recorded 131 cases of influenza in th…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

ND earns low ranking in ability to protect against infectious threats

December 17, 2013 in Uncategorized

North Dakota has some work to do in the area of infectious disease control and prevention, according to a national report made public Tuesday.

Findings released as the product of a joint venture between Trust for America’s Health and the Robert …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com