Nearly 200 South Dakota cities, counties and tribes will share in $499,911 in grants intended to control mosquitoes and prevent West Nile virus (WNV), the Department of Health announced today.
The Department of Health reminds South Dakotans to get in the habit of using mosquito repellent as the state’s first human West Nile virus (WNV) case of the year has been detected in Davison County in the 60-69 age group.
Kristin Rounds, Pierre, has been named the 2017 TB Controller of the Year by the National TB Controllers Association (NTCA). Rounds is the tuberculosis control coordinator for the South Dakota Department of Health and has more than 30 years of TB control experience.
As a Minnesota measles outbreak nears 50 cases, a South Dakota health official urges state residents to make sure their immunizations are up to date.
In 2016 South Dakota reported its lowest rate ever of infant deaths, according to new data released today by the Department of Health.
The South Dakota Department of Health has released new income guidelines for the WIC Program effective May 1, 2017.
Head outdoors and enjoy the spring weather but keep an eye out for ticks to prevent tularemia and other tick-borne diseases, says a state health official.
Cases of animal rabies were down in 2016, but the disease remains a risk in South Dakota, according to health officials. There were 27 cases in 2016, down from 29 cases in 2015.
Cities, counties and tribes can again apply for state grant funding to help control mosquitoes and prevent West Nile virus (WNV). 03/28/2017
A South Dakota health care professional and a health care facility are being recognized for their efforts to increase colorectal cancer screening as part of a national effort to screen 80 percent of the eligible population by 2018.