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South Dakota Has First Measles Case Since 1997

South Dakota has its first case of measles since 1997, a Davison County resident under the age of 5. State epidemiologist says the child had not been vaccinated.

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South Dakota Records First Flu Death, Department of Public Safety Issues Prevention Tips

As the first loss of life to influenza this season arrived this week, the State Department of Health looks to encourage everyone to be on guard against the disease.  

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Tuberculosis at an All-Time Low in South Dakota

South Dakota logged a record low number of tuberculosis(TB) cases in 2013.

State Health Department officials say nine cases were reported for the year, the lowest number ever.

State Epidemiologist Lon Kightlinger says TB has in the past been a challenge, with 512 cases reported in 1950, when the state had two active TB hospitals

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Season’s First Influenza Diagnoses in South Dakota

The first influenza cases of the season have been detected in South Dakota, two of them in Minnehaha County.

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