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Hepatitis A Identified In Keystone Food Handler

A case of Hepatitis A has been reported in a food handler employed at two Keystone restaurants. Individuals who ate at the Keystone Subway between May 2 and May 14 or at the Keystone Turtle Town between May 6 and May 13 should contact their health care provider to determine if they need a shot of hepatitis A vaccine or immune globulin to decrease risk of illness.

Grants Available for Mosquito Control Programs

Cities, counties and tribes can again apply for state grant funding to help control mosquitoes and prevent West Nile virus (WNV).

May 6, 2019 | Infectious Disease

Prevent Tick-Borne Illness (2019)

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.

April 30, 2019 | Infectious Disease

Health Department Hosts Legionnaires Prevention Workshop

The Department of Health will host a workshop for cooling tower owners, operators, installers, and water treatment consultants on the proper operation and maintenance of cooling towers to prevent cases of Legionnaires disease. The training will be held Wednesday, April 10th at the Sioux Falls Health Department, 521 North Main Avenue. Registration is free.

March 28, 2019 | Infectious Disease

First Acute Flaccid Myelitis Case in South Dakota Confirmed

The South Dakota Department of Health (SD-DOH) is reporting its first case of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) this year.

December 20, 2018 | Infectious Disease

South Dakota Patient Under Investigation for Acute Flaccid Myelitis

The South Dakota Department of Health is investigating the first person reported with acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) in the state this year. The individual under investigation is a young adult and experienced a mild respiratory illness with fever prior to developing muscle weakness, for which they were hospitalized.

November 19, 2018 | Infectious Disease