Tuberculosis Case Investigated In Nelson County, North Dakota

NELSON CO., N.D. (KVRR) — An active Tuberculosis case in Nelson County is being investigated by the North Dakota Department of Health and Nelson-Griggs District Health Unit. The person with TB has been asked to isolate at home until they are no longer infectious. All people who were exposed have been identified through a contact investigation and have been notified…

ND Dept. Of Health Working With Colleges On Monkeypox Vaccine

Monkeypox Has Not Impacted College Students In ND

  BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) – The North Dakota Department of Health says its working with colleges in the state in case monkeypox starts to spread. Brenton Nesemeier¬† with the North Dakota Department of Health says there have been four confirmed monkeypox cases in the state during the current outbreak. He says the disease is currently only found among men who…

North Dakota Has 1st Case of Monkeypox

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) — North Dakota has its first confirmed case of monkeypox. Department of Health says a person living in the eastern part of the state got the illness while traveling out of state. The sample has been sent to the CDC for positive confirmation. The person who tested positive is currently isolating and the health department is doing…

Experts: Stay up to date on COVID-19 vaccines

An expert says while it's frustrating for everyone, vaccines remain the best way to prevent long-COVID

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – A second booster shot may be in store. Those older than 50 years old and some who are immunocompromised and over 12 are already eligible or have received it. According to the North Dakota Department of Health, the state averages about 80 cases a week per 100,000 people. With the unpredictability of COVID-19, experts at Fargo…

$2,000 Bonus Offered For People To Become Nurse Aides in ND

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) — North Dakota Department of Health is encouraging people to pursue careers in skilled nursing facilities. They are offering an Emergency Recruitment Program to become a Temporary Nurse Aide and Certified Nurse Aide. The program will run through May 30 or the approval of 100 applicants, whichever comes first. A $2,000 sign-on bonus is being offered for…

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….

ND Department of Health To Turn Off Comments Section on Posts

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) — North Dakota Department of Health announcing it is turning off all comment sections on its social media sites starting Tuesday to curtail the spread of misinformation. The department made the announcement on its social media pages including Facebook. The department will turn off comments and replies on all posts and not be specific to any particular…

West Nile Virus cases on the rise in ND

The department has confirmed seven reports of the West Nile Virus amongst people across the state.

NORTH DAKOTA (KVRR) — The North Dakota Department of Health is warning of an increase in West Nile Virus cases across the state. The department has seen a rise in cases in recent weeks and is reminding people to be cautious when it comes to mosquitoes and still water. The department has confirmed seven reports of the West Nile Virus…

ND Department of Health discusses COVID-19 breakthrough cases

"We will have breakthrough cases, it's inevitable and no vaccine is perfect."

NORTH DAKOTA (KVRR) — The North Dakota Department of Health is discussing breakthrough and reinfection data concerning COVID-19. As more people receive their vaccines against COVID-19 some who are fully vaccinated are testing positive for the virus. Health officials are calling those breakthrough cases. “A breakthrough case is an individual that tests positive for COVID-19 after they are fully vaccinated….