No Shots? No Record? No School!

  The beginning of the new school year is here, and the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) would like to remind parents to make sure their children are up to date on immunizations! North Dakota state law requires students in grades kindergarten through 12 to meet a minimum number of required immunizations before they…
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There Are Many Things We Want To Pass On To Our Loved Ones – Illness Is Not One Of Them

You want to pass on certain things like family traditions, a grandmother’s quilt or dad’s love of books – but no one wants to pass on a serious illness. Take charge of your health and help protect those around you by asking about vaccines at your next doctor’s visit. Vaccinating our children is commonplace in…
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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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