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North Dakota Confirms Severe Vaping Illness, Investigating 6

Seven deaths have been reported from six states.

BISMARCK, N.D.–The North Dakota Department of Health says the state has one confirmed case of severe vaping-related lung illness and six probable cases under investigation. Health officials say the state is working with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as the agency continues to investigate the vaping illness cases. The CDC says 36 states and 1 U.S. territory…

Vaping-Related Illness Reported in North Dakota

North Dakota now joins 25 other states who have reported more than 200 potential cases of respiratory illness from e-cigarettes.

NORTH DAKOTA–The North Dakota Department of Health has received the first report of severe respiratory illness related to vaping. North Dakota now joins 25 other states who have reported more than 200 potential cases of severe respiratory illness from e-cigarettes among teenagers and adults. The NDDoH is asking health care providers to watch for cases of severe respiratory illness and…

North Dakota’s Stroke System Trying to Increase Survival Rates

It was created in 2009

  FARGO, N.D. — Not everyone who has a stroke will pick up the phone and call 911. “We had 30,000 calls in 2018. Strokes only make up one percent and we know there’s a lot more people having strokes out there. Unfortunately they self-present to the hospitals and then they have family drive them too late.” Lonski says people can…

Strange Warning From CDC: Don’t Snuggle or Kiss Hedgehogs

ATLANTA – It seems to be a bizarre warning, but the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention is sounding the alarm on people kissing and snuggling hedgehogs. The organization says a multi-state outbreak of salmonella infections, including in Minnesota are linked to contact with pet hedgehogs. 11 people have been infected in eight states. One person has been hospitalized and no…

First Case of Acute Flaccid Myelitis Reported in North Dakota

The polio-like illness causes muscle weakness and mostly affects children

NORTH DAKOTA — The first possible case of acute flaccid myelitis is reported to the North Dakota Department of Health. Acute Flaccid Myelitis, or AFM, is rare condition that affects the nervous system, which causes the muscles to weaken. The Department of Health says nationwide, there have been over 120 cases reported, with half of those confirmed in 22 states….

Klobuchar Encourages CDC Investigation of Condition Infecting Minnesota Children

AFM, acute flaccid myelitis, is a serious nervous system condition

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Senator Amy Klobuchar is encouraging the CDC to investigate recent cases of a polio-like disease in Minnesota. AFM, acute flaccid myelitis, is a serious nervous system condition which causes patients’ muscles to weaken. The Minnesota Department of Health says that AFM has infected six Minnesota children since mid-September. The CDC has acknowledged that 362 cases of…

CDC: Measles Case Testing In Burleigh County Comes Back Negative

North Dakota Department of Health has determined that the threat of measles for this specific situation to be over

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota does not have its first case of measles since 2011 after all. After subsequent testing, the C-D-C found the individual believed to have measles in Burleigh County actually does not have measles. The North Dakota Department of Health has determined that the threat of measles for this specific situation to be over. The last case…

4 more Deaths Linked to Romaine Lettuce, 2 in Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) – Four more deaths have been reported in the multi-state E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce from Yuma, Arizona, the CDC confirmed in a June 1 update. Two of the latest deaths were in Minnesota. According to the CDC, 25 more ill people from 13 states were added to the lettuce investigation since the last update on May 16. Three more…

Pharmacists, NDSU Pharmacy School Tackle Opioid Crisis

The university recieved an $11,000 grant in July which they used for the seminar

FARGO, N.D. — Drugs containing opioids do not discriminate. “Problems with opioids can crop up with any person,” said Amy Werremeyer, psychiatric pharmacist at Sanford Health. “You can never predict who it will impact next,” said Siri Burck, NDSU third-year pharmacy student. According to the CDC, more than 91 percent of Americans die every day from opioid addiction. At NDSU Pharmacy School, students…