Have you ever heard the expression: a little knowledge can be a bad thing? We all surf the internet, but sometimes looking for dependable health information can be fraught with peril. Along with good information are websites brimming with misinformation, and— as the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us— all too frequently, disinformation. Here are some web resources you can trust:


North Dakota Department of Health

General Influenza information and the North Dakota Department of Health’s Influenza Weekly Report.

Center for Disease Control Flu Map

Nationwide map of influenza activity, updated weekly.


North Dakota Department of Health’s COVID-19 Dashboard

Various pandemic statistics published by the NDDH and updated weekly.

Centers for Disease Control Data Tracker

CDC statistics regarding case counts, hospitalization and death rates nationally with links to state data. Updated weekly.

COVID-19 Vaccination Data

Data by county showing the percentage of the population up-to-date with the latest COVID-19 vaccine booster.

CDC Museum COVID-19 Timeline

Timeline of key events throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, beginning with the first reported cluster of patients with an unusual pneumonia in Wuhan, China on December 12, 2019. 

Johns Hopkins University of Medicine COVID-19 Dashboard (Historic)

This interactive map looking at COVID-19 case counts, deaths and vaccination rates by state and country is now historic, as data collection stopped on March 10, 2023.

General Health

North Dakota Department of Health Public Health Information

NDDPH is a good source for information affecting the health of North Dakotans. Health and vital statistics, public health notices, and contact information for local health departments is available.

Family Doctor

Trusted educational material regarding medical issues for all ages from the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Healthy Children

The American Academy of Pediatrics’ website for parents. Here you will find information about illness, safety and prevention for every stage of child development.

Medline Plus

Sponsored by the National Institute of Health and National Library of Medicine, this website covers a variety of health topics including information about prescription medication, fitness, as well as an illustrated medical encyclopedia.

Health Finder

Specific information regarding a variety of health conditions and diseases, as well as a tool for determining preventative care by age and sex. Sponsored by the US Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.

Traveler’s Health

Centers for Disease Control

A good place to start your international travel planning. This website has information on tropical diseases, provides a list of vaccines recommended or required for travel to specific countries, tells you if you should take medication for malaria prevention and issues travel alerts, when necessary.


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