Animal Health Experts Say Low To No Risk Of Spreading Coronavirus To Pets

Experts, however, recommend not potentially exposing animals to the virus

FARGO, N.D. — Animal Experts in the valley are saying there is a low to no risk of the coronavirus spreading to your pets. Experts say according to the recent data from the CDC, that pets will not be negatively harmed by the virus or will spread. However experts recommend not potentially exposing animals to the virus. It’s also recommended…

Gov. Burgum says sandbaggers are doing well, looks forward to permanent flood protection

The city is behind production levels for their goal.

FARGO, N.D. — Volunteers are working around the clock at Sandbag Central to get 400 thousand sandbags ready by the end of the week. The city is behind production levels for their goal. “It really reinforces the need, this community we are talking about trying to protect here represents nearly 20 percent of the school children in the state of…

North Dakota Receives Millions Of Dollars For Coronavirus

State leaders voted to accept the funding on Tuesday.

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota will be getting up to 6 million dollars in federal funding to stop the spread of the coronavirus. North Dakota has now tested 13 people for the virus: 7 are negative and 6 are pending with no positive tests yet. The cash comes from the over 8 billion dollar COVID-19 bill that was passed by…

F-M Mayors And Health Professionals Give Update About Coronavirus

Health experts say one of the most important things you can do is wash your hands for at least 20 seconds.

FARGO, N.D. — All three mayors from the F-M area, local and state health professionals and concerned community members packed into the Fargo Cass Public Health Center to talk about preventative measures against the spread of the coronavirus. “It’s important to put things into perspective and to remain calm we want everyone to know that unified teams are preparing not…

North Dakota Health Department Monitoring 3 People For Coronavirus

All three recently arrived from China

BISMARCK, N.D. — Three people in North Dakota are being actively monitored for the coronavirus. The state health department says all three recently arrived from China. They are voluntarily staying away from people other than immediate family members. There have been no cases of the virus reported in North Dakota and no individuals are classified as a person under investigation….

Rabid Kitten Bites Three People in Otter Tail County

A course of preventive action has been recommended for the people exposed to the virus.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–State animal health officials say an Otter Tail County kitten who bit three people, including a young child, has tested positive for rabies. The Minnesota Board of Animal Health says the kitten’s owner saw a skunk attacking the kitten on her farmhouse porch last month. She recalled seeing blood and bite marks on the kitten’s leg. The farm…

North Dakota Woman Dies After Getting West Nile

Experts said the woman's underlying medical conditions were a major contributing factor

FARGO, ND — Mosquito bites are itchy, red and usually uncomfortable. They can also cause an unwanted disease. A woman in central North Dakota was bit and is the first West Nile related death of the year. Officials want you to know this is not a common occurrence. “The likelihood of catching West Nile is still relatively small even though…

Two Confirmed Cases of Illness After Contact with Pigs at ND State Fair

The second person infected was a non-North Dakota resident

  MINOT, ND — Two people have confirmed cases of variant influenza after having contact with pigs at the North Dakota State Fair in Minot. The child was hospitalized but has since been released and is recovering. It is the first such case of H3N2v in a child in North Dakota. It is similar to swine flu, also known as…

FruitFly-Two Malware Targets Mac Users

MalwareBytes researchers say the malware appears to not be stealing information, but simply to spy on unknown users

  NATIONAL — A security firm says they have discovered a new strain of malware targeting Mac users, called FruitFly Two. The malware operates in the background of Mac computers, spying on users through the computer’s camera and captures images of what’s displayed on the screen while also logging in key strokes. MalwareBytes researchers say the malware appears to not…

Early Case of West Nile Found in Fargo

Vector Control is taking extra measures to prevent more cases of the virus

FARGO, ND — Cass County officials say they have found a mosquito with the West Nile virus in one of the traps in Fargo. There were 21 confirmed cases of West Nile in Cass County last year and finding a sample this early is unusual. Mosquitoes are the pesky bugs we can’t seem to get away from. “I hate them,”…