STAFF BLOG THE N.D. CAPITOL AND BEYOND N.D. health officials encourage flu shots
BISMARCKState health officials are encouraging North Dakotans to get an influenza vaccination this fall, saying there are more than enough doses available.
The North Dakota Department of Health and C... Posted on 10/4/10 at 11:32 AM
THE NORTH DAKOTA OUTDOORS AND BEYOND under the radar
Just because you don't hear as much about bird flu as you did three or four years ago, doesn't mean resources are not being targeted. The work continues.
Avian Influenza Surveillance Continues
State... Posted on 8/31/10 at 12:32 PM
HEALTHBEAT Where have all the flu germs gone?
Every winter I can count on doing at least one story about the extent of seasonal influenza. This year? Nothing, nada, zilch. I can't remember the last time this happened.
So what gives? It seems... Posted on 4/13/10 at 11:23 AM
OH LOOK, A SHINY THING! Did I Just Kill 17 Million People? Oopsie!
I committed mass murder by accident this morning.
Someone linked me this educational game that's supposed to teach you how difficult it is to manage a pandemic flu situation. Essentially, you get to m... Posted on 10/22/09 at 4:47 AM
One day, your annual flu shot could come in the mail.
At least, that’s the hope of researchers developing a new method of vaccine delivery that people could even use at home: a patch with microneedles.
Did we — civic leaders, the schools, the media — make too much of the H1N1 flu threat? “I think some people may have gone a little overboard,” said Kelly Faller, director of Sunflake Preschool and Day Care in Grand Forks. “There was a lot of hype.
If you haven’t already been vaccinated for the H1N1 flu, now is a good time, health officials say.
Because it takes about two weeks for the vaccination to become effective, it’s better to be vaccinated when there’s a lull in flu activity than during peak season, said Kathy Dunn, Grand Forks County Public Health Department immunization program coordinator. Although H1N1 activity has quieted in recent weeks, there still is a possibility there could be a third wave of the flu.
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