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Rounds Receives National TB Award

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.

Minnesota Measles Outbreak Continues, Keep Immunizations Current

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.

Prevent Tick-Borne Illness (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.

April 10, 2017 | Infectious Disease

Rabies Cases Dip In 2016, Pets Still Need Vaccination

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.

March 31, 2017 | Infectious Disease

Grants Open 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). 03/28/2017

March 28, 2017 | Infectious Disease