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North Dakota health officials investigating hepatitis in child with unknown cause

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) – The North Dakota Department of Health is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in investigating a child with hepatitis of unknown cause. The child resides in Grand Forks County. The child is recovering at home after a brief hospitalization. North Dakota is among a growing list of states investigating children with hepatitis where usual…

Mysterious pediatric liver disease found in Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS – The Minnesota Department of Health said it’s investigating several severe cases of hepatitis among children and has reported the cases to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC continues to investigate cases of the sudden liver disease in nearly 200 children that has health authorities in several countries racing to find answers. The illness is being…

COVID-19 levels plummet in Fargo-Moorhead and across the nation

CDC COVID-19 map 3/3/2022FARGO (KVRR) – There’s encouraging news from the Centers for Disease Control about COVID-19. The CDC now says that more than 90% of the U.S. population lives in an area with low or medium COVID-19 community levels. The community levels in the Fargo-Moorhead area, including Cass and Clay Counties are now classified as “low.” Several counties in…

CDC says most Americans can take a break from masks

WASHINGTON  – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says most Americans, including students in schools, can safely take a break from wearing masks under new guidelines released Friday. The CDC outlined the new set of measures for communities where COVID-19 is easing its grip, with less of a focus on positive test results and more on what’s happening at…

CDC expands COVID-19 booster recommendations

WASHINGTON (KVRR) –  The CDC is strengthening its recommendation on booster doses for people 18 and older. On Monday, the agency said everyone ages 18 and older should get a booster shot.  The boosters should be given 6 months after their initial Pfizer or Moderna series or 2 months after their initial J&J vaccine. “The recent emergence of the Omicron…

LIVE: Super Bowl Winners Promoting COVID Vaccine At FARGODOME Walk-In Clinic

COVID Vaccine Clinic Set For Saturday Morning Before Bison Game

  FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Bison players won’t be the only football stars at the FARGODOME this Saturday. Ex-NFL players and Super Bowl winners Bart Oates, Billy Davis and Kyle Richardson will be meeting fans at a COVID-19 and flu vaccine walk-in clinic at the Dome ahead of the Bison game. The clinic will run from 10 a.m. to 1…

Minnesota COVID-19 deaths top 9,000 as new cases soar

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota’s COVID-19 death toll has surpassed 9,000 people, as the state struggles with the nation’s highest rate of new infections and low vaccination rates in certain areas. The Minnesota Department of Health on Tuesday reported 51 new deaths, which raised the state’s pandemic total to 9,047. It also reported 10,913 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, which…

NDDOH Says Pediatric Vaccine Will Ease Up Hospital Capacity Statewide

"This will help us enter a into a new stage of the COVID-19 pandemic."

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) – North Dakota Department of Health officials discussed the availability of pediatric COVID-19 vaccines. “We would prevent over 18,000 cases, 80 hospitalizations, 42 cases of MIS-C, and 26 ICU admissions. And this is just for every million doses administered just to that 5 to 11 age group,” North Dakota Department of Health Immunization Director Molly Howell said….

Aromatherapy spray linked to US deaths faces recall, one case reported in Minnesota

MINNESOTA (AP) – U.S. health officials may have solved the mystery of how four people in different states came down with a serious tropical disease, even though none had traveled internationally. The four people may have been infected by an aromatherapy spray imported from India. Two of them died. One was a child. The others were from Minnesota, Kansas and…