DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

LIVE: ND Governor Burgum Daily COVID-19 Update

ND Dept of Health Joint Information Center press briefing with Governor Doug Burgum 3/28/20 ND Dept of Health Joint Information Center press briefing with Governor Doug Burgum 3/28/20 Posted by North Dakota Department of Health on Saturday, March 28, 2020 BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum will hold a press briefing at 4 p.m. today with State Health Officer Mylynn Tufte…

North Dakota Adds 15 Positive COVID-19 Tests, Total Now 83

A.M. POSITIVE TEST RESULTS | March 27 at 3 p.m. – March 28 at 9 a.m.  ·        Woman in her 40s from Mountrail County, under investigation  ·        Man in his 30s from Cass County, community spread  ·        Man in his 60s from Sioux County, community spread  ·        Man in his 30s from Stark County, under investigation   ·        Man in his 40s from Morton County, under investigation   ·        Man…

WATCH 4:30 p.m.: ND Governor Burgum Sunday COVID-19 Briefing

ND Dept of Health Joint Information Center daily COVID-19 press briefing with Governor Doug Burgum 3/22/20 ND Dept of Health Joint Information Center daily COVID-19 press briefing with Governor Doug Burgum 3/22/20 Posted by North Dakota Department of Health on Sunday, March 22, 2020   BISMARCK, ND — Governor Doug Burgum provides an update on the latest on the COVID-19…

North Dakota Declares State Of Emergency For Coronavirus

The State Will Not Close K Through 12 Schools

BISMARCK, N.D. —  Governor Doug Burgum announces a state of emergency for North Dakota. Under the declaration, the government will provide new guidelines and policies to help battle the virus. Burgum says the state will follow the guidelines recommended by the CDC on COVID-19 prevention. He says the state will not close K through 12 schools. The new guidelines recommend…

Three Cases of Meningococcal Meningitis in North Dakota

The three have been diagnosed within the past couple of months

BISMARCK, N.D. — Health officials say three people have been diagnosed with meningococcal meningitis in North Dakota the past couple of months. The state’s Department of Health says two of those cases have been confirmed by laboratory testing. The disease is rare in North Dakota and in the U.S. Before this year, the last cases reported in North Dakota were…

Officials Link Many Sudden Baby Deaths to Unsafe Sleeping

The Department of Health says its research shows 82 percent of 90 sudden infant deaths in 2016 and 2017 involved unsafe sleeping.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Minnesota health officials say the majority of sudden unexplained infant deaths reported in the state in recent years are related to an unsafe sleeping environment. The Department of Health says its research shows 82 percent of 90 sudden infant deaths in 2016 and 2017 involved unsafe sleeping. Most involved babies were not sleeping in cribs, or were sleeping…

ND Department of Health Investigating Six New Probable Cases of Vaping-Related Illnesses

According to the CDC, 36 states have reported cases of vaping–related illnesses

NORTH DAKOTA — Doctors nationwide are getting more patients complaining of wheezing, coughing and difficulty breathing. But when they run the normal tests, the results are out of the ordinary. “We’re not finding any pneumonia, we’re not finding any strep, we’re not finding any legionella when we’re doing all of these medical tests. What could be causing it?” said North…

First Vaping-Related Illness Reported in North Dakota

It joins 25 other states who have reported severe respiratory illness cases linked to vaping

FARGO, N.D. — Recent reports of people nationwide complaining of pneumonia–like symptoms are becoming more and more common. “Coughing, difficulty breathing, respiratory, upper respiratory issues,” said Fargo Cass Public Health Tobacco Prevention Coordinator Melissa Markegard. But they’re not being diagnosed with a cold or the flu. “A lot of those symptoms can sometimes look like something else, but when you…

First Case of West Nile Virus Reported in North Dakota

The person is from McHenry County and was not hospitalized.

BISMARCK, N.D. — The first case of West Nile virus has been reported in North Dakota for the season. The department of health says the person is from McHenry County in the central part of the state. The infected person was not hospitalized. The West Nile virus surveillance coordinator says this is the second year in a row where the…

Abortions in Minnesota See 2% Decline in 2018

The vast majority of abortions were performed in a woman's first trimester.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) _ Statistics released by the state Department of Health show there were 9,910 abortions performed in Minnesota in 2018, a 2% decrease from the year before. While the overall numbers declined, the number of people who traveled to Minnesota for an abortion increased by 8% over 2017, with the bulk of out-of-state residents traveling from Wisconsin….