Author Archives: Fargo Cass Public Health

Blue-green algae advisory

The North Dakota Department of Health, in conjunction with the Department of Agriculture, Animal Health Division, are advising the public to avoid contact with or swallowing blue-green algae, also known as cyanobacteria, and to protect their pets and livestock. According … Continue reading

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Wildfire Smoke Continues To Affect North Dakota

As wildfires continue to burn across Canada, smoke and hazy conditions will persist in North Dakota over the coming days. The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) reminds residents with respiratory conditions, young children, and the elderly to avoid, and … Continue reading

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Department of Health Releases 2014 Drinking Water Compliance Report

Information about North Dakota’s public water systems is available in the newly released 2014 Drinking Water Compliance Report prepared by the North Dakota Department of Health.  North Dakota public water systems maintain an excellent Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) compliance … Continue reading

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Department of Health Urges At-Risk Residents to Avoid Prolonged Exposure to Wildfire Smoke

Wildfires in Canada are sending smoke across North Dakota and other parts of the U.S.  In North Dakota, particulate matter (PM) is elevated across the state, but is highest in the northern and eastern thirds of the state.  The North … Continue reading

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National HIV Testing Day-June 27

Department of Health Urges Testing for North Dakotans In observance of National HIV Testing Day, June 27, the North Dakota Department of Health is urging people to  “take the test and take control,” according to Gino Jose, HIV Prevention Coordinator … Continue reading

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Pool Season Hygiene and Safety Reminders

It is that time of year again, time for swimming lessons, fun with friends and family, and getting some much needed relief from the heat by cooling off in pools. Fargo Cass Public Health (FCPH) would like to remind area … Continue reading

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Residents Should Use Care While Cleaning to Avoid Hantavirus

With the Memorial Day weekend approaching, many people will be cleaning cabins, sheds and other buildings that have been closed for the winter. The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) reminds residents to protect themselves against hantavirus, a viral infection … Continue reading

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May 19-National Viral Hepatitis Testing Day

In observance of National Viral Hepatitis Testing Day on May 19, the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) is encouraging residents to know their hepatitis C status by getting tested for the disease.  Chronic hepatitis is a viral condition that … Continue reading

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Community Garden Day-Saturday, May 30

The experts agree: eating fresh fruits and vegetables is one of the simplest ways to maintain a healthy diet. Yet, the cost of fresh produce has rose five times as much as it has for processed food in the last … Continue reading

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Free beet seeds available to community

Group Encourages Area Residents to Grow Beets If you have some spare room in your garden, or would like to try growing a new vegetable this year, try beets! The group, One Vegetable, One Community, wants to unite the Fargo … Continue reading

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