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Department of Health Reminds Families about the Importance of Childhood Immunizations
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Health wants to remind families that August is National Immunization Awareness Month and with the back-to-school season fast approaching, childhood immunizations can help protect the health of children and youth now and in the future.


First Two Human West Nile Virus Detections of 2022 Reported in Minnehaha and Spink Counties
Today, the South Dakota Department of Health confirmed South Dakota’s first two human West Nile virus (WNV) detections of the 2022 season, in residents of Minnehaha and Spink Counties.

August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month
Throughout the week ahead and continuing for the duration of the month of August, South Dakota joins the nation and world in celebrating and supporting World Breastfeeding Awareness Week (August 1-7) and National Breastfeeding Awareness Month.


First Case of Monkeypox Identified in South Dakota
The South Dakota Department of Health is reporting the first case of monkeypox in a South Dakota resident.


Brown County Mosquito Pool First West Nile Detection of Season
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Health has confirmed the first West Nile virus (WNV) mosquito pool of the season has been detected in Brown County.