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Health Department Awards $500,000 For Mosquito Control
More than 200 South Dakota cities, counties and tribes will share in $499,767 in grants intended to control mosquitoes and prevent West Nile virus (WNV), the Department of Health announced today.

First Human West Nile Virus Detection Reported
A Todd County blood donor is South Dakota’s first human West Nile virus (WNV) detection of the season, the state Health Department reported today. The person is in the 30 to 39 age group.

Prevent Tick-Borne Illness
Head outdoors and enjoy the spring weather this Memorial Day weekend but keep an eye out for ticks to prevent tularemia and other tick-borne diseases, says a state health official.

WIC Program Announces New Income Guidelines
The South Dakota Department of Health has released new income guidelines for the WIC Program effective June 1, 2018.

CDC Names Mitchell Doctor Childhood Immunization Champion
Dr. Christine Arnold, a pediatrician at Sanford Health in Mitchell, has been named a Childhood Immunization Champion by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC Childhood Immunization Champion Award recognizes individuals who go above and beyond to promote immunization among children in their communities.

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).