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More Measles in Mitchell as Outbreak Continues to Spread

South Dakota’s Department of Health issued the most recent update on the measles outbreak and the numbers keep increasing.

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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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Sanford Health Designated As South Dakota Ebola Treatment Facility

Ebola has not made it to South Dakota.  If it does arrive, a Sioux Falls Hospital will be the one charged with taking care of the patient.  

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Two State Department Secretaries to Retire

Governor Dennis Daugaard's office says two cabinet secretaries will retire in the next two months.

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First Flu Cases of the Season Reported in South Dakota

State health officials are reporting South Dakota's first flu detections of the 2014-2015 season--one case of influenza A and two of influenza B.

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South Dakota Leads the Nation in Flu Vaccination Rate

Figures from the Centers for Disease Control show close to 60 percent of the state's residents were vaccinated against influenza last season.

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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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West Nile Virus Detected in South Dakota Mosquitoes

It might not be long before we begin to hear about West Nile cases in South Dakota.

The State Health Department says mosquito pools in Brookings and Hughes counties are the state's first West Nile virus (WNV) detections of the season

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Flu Season Swamps South Dakota

The flu season is not over and over 900 cases have been reported this year which almost double the number of last year.

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South Dakota officials say there;'s still time to get vaccinated against influenza. To date nine people, all over the age of 75, have died in the state this season.
South Dakota officials say there;'s still time to get vaccinated against influenza. To date nine people, all over the age of 75, have died in the state this season.

There’s Still Time To Get a Flu Shot

Are you fleeing the flu?

It's a big problem in just about all the states, including South Dakota.

State health officials said this week nine people in South Dakota have died from the flu this season, all of them over the age of 75

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