Dr. Avish Nagpal

Sanford Health offers tips to avoid tickborne illnesses

Summer fun is great, but doctors want you to be aware of tickborne illnesses.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR)- Summer fun is great, but doctors want you to be aware of tickborne illnesses. Ticks can get onto your skin when you’re around many trees or high grass. They can carry Lyme Disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. Symptoms can include fever, chills, aches and rashes, and fatigue. These diseases can also be transmitted from dogs to…

Avoiding COVID-19 infections during the holidays

"There is still time so you can always get vaccinated."

  FARGO, N.D. (KVRR-TV) -This time of year is all about gathering with loved ones, but those gatherings could also be ideal conditions to spread COVID-19. “You are inside a closed indoor space and you are eating and talking together, so masks are not really feasible in that setting. It is in closed space and you have friends and family…

Herd immunity could end the COVID-19 pandemic, but could overwhelm healthcare systems

A vaccination for COVID-19 is not expected to arrive for another 12-18 months

FARGO, N.D. — There are two ways to become immune to an infectious disease; to become infected and recover or to receive a vaccination. To reach herd immunity, the majority of a population would need to become immune in one of those ways. That would make the disease less likely to be spread to those who aren’t immune because there…