Bring Home Memories, Not Zika, If Attending Olympics

 With the Summer Olympic Games fast approaching, the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) reminds attendees that Brazil is an active Zika transmission area and caution is required to prevent acquiring Zika virus disease. The NDDoH and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend that pregnant women do not travel to Brazil because…
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Today Is National HIV Testing Day

Around 1.2 million people in the United States are living with HIV, and one in eight people don’t know they have it. In 2015, 30 cases of HIV were reported in ND. Since the number of new cases of HIV has been increasing in ND since 2011, Fargo Cass Public Health urges all individuals at-risk…
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Use Safety Precautions At Summer Events

Summer fairs and outdoor festivals are important traditions. The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) and Fargo Cass Public Health are reminding people to take healthy precautions at fairs, festivals, carnivals, and rodeos this summer. Certain diseases, like E. coli and influenza, can be passed back and forth between humans and animals. “With so many…
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Public Urged To Take Steps To Prevent West Nile Virus

The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) reminds residents of the importance of protecting themselves and their families from mosquito bites. While there have not been any human cases of West Nile virus reported to the NDDoH so far this year, the department expects that it will be only a matter of time before the…
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Residents Should Use Caution While Cleaning To Avoid Hantavirus Disease

With the Memorial Day weekend approaching, many people will be cleaning cabins and other buildings that have been closed for the winter. The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) reminds everyone of the importance of protecting themselves against hantavirus disease. Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) is a viral infection that causes severe lung disease. Infected rodents…
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