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To help you understand what vaccines you (those 11 years and older) might need, you can complete the Adolescent and Adult Vaccine Quiz online. Then print your results and discuss them with your doctor or health care professional next time you make an office visit.
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2019 Novel Corona Virus (2019-nCoV)
CDC is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus (termed “2019-nCoV”) that was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China and which continues to expand. Chinese health officials have reported hundreds of infections with 2019-nCoV in China, including outside of Hubei Province. Infections with 2019-nCoV also are being reported in a growing number of countries internationally, including the United States, where the first 2019-nCoV infection was detected in a traveler returning from Wuhan on January 21, 2020. Click the link for more information: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
1/28/2020 To help keep you informed of the rapidly developing situation surrounding the novel coronavirus, Michigan has created a web page for information, including a link to CDC information at https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus.
It's Not Too Late To Get Your Flu Shot!
The flu vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and your families against flu. It's not too late!
The Health Department has Flu Vaccine available for EVERYONE 6 months of age and older. We have an ample supply of HIGH DOSE vaccine for those aged 65+.
Call the Health Department’s clinical services at 269-740-4155 for more information, to discuss your options or to schedule an appointment.
Did you know that vaccine-preventable diseases are on the rise in Michigan?
We’re proud to partner with @IVaccinate to help keep Michigan’s kids safe and healthy. Learn more at www.IVaccinate.org.
E-cigarette, vaping users urged to seek medical attention if they feel ill.
MDHHS E-Cigarettes Website: Click HERE to learn more about e-cigarettes and vaping.
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STDs increase again in Michigan
regular testing urged to prevent spread of diseases
10/24/2019 Kalamazoo County Investigating Cases of Rare Gonorrhea Infections - Click Here for the Press Release
> Public Health Alert. Incidence of gonorrhea continues to rise in Van Buren and Cass Counties.
Drug Resistant Gonorrhea: An Urgent Public Health Issue Watch this video from the CDC for more information.
Hepatitis A is in Michigan Communities
Hepatitis A is a liver disease caused by hepatitis A virus (HAV). Hepatitis A is spread through contaminated food or water and close contact with persons who are infected. Hepatitis A can affect anyone. Frequent hand washing with soap and warm water after using the bathroom, changing a diaper, or before preparing food can help prevent the spread of Hepatitis A.
The best way to protect against hepatitis A is to get the hepatitis A vaccine. Talk to your healthcare provider to get the two doses you need for protection. Need help paying for your vaccine? Your local health department or your federally qualified health center may have hepatitis A vaccine available for little cost.
Help stop the spread of hepatitis A in Michigan a brochure from MDHHS.
Information regarding the Hepatitis A Outbreak in Michigan.
> June 6, 2018 Genesee County Public Health Advisory - Hepatitis A.
CDC and FDA Issue Advisory for Hepatitis A Virus in Fresh Blackberries
On November 20, 2019, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a Food Safety Alert regarding the risk of hepatitis A virus infection from consumption of fresh, non-organic blackberries sold at Fresh Thyme Farmer's Market locations between Sept 9 and Sept 30, 2019. Currently, there are no confirmed hepatitis A cases in Michigan associated with this cluster, but there are 9 Michigan Fresh Thyme locations where implicated blackberries were sold. Post-exposure prophylaxis is recommended for individuals who consumed implicated berries within the previous 2 weeks.
Local Health Departments should have outbreak adult hepatitis A vaccine available for use. If individuals are indicated for vaccination or are seeking vaccination regarding this alert, please provide the vaccine MDHHS has provided and use the code MI-AVP for the eligibility in MCIR. LHDs may order additional doses of Hep A vaccine if needed without balancing in MCIR, just as before.
Each year 1 in 6 Americans get sick from foodborne illness. Learn more about keeping your families food safe.
7/15/2019 ALERT: There is currently a shortage of TB skin testing serum.
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Measles; It Isn't Just a Little Rash
Measles; It Isn't Just a Little Rash.
> April 17, 2019, Two new cases of measles in Southeast Michigan, case count is 42. Detroit and Oakland County residents affected; exposure sites in Ingham and Kent counties. Click here for MDHHS Press Release
> April 15, 2019, New, unrelated, case of Measles confirmed in Washtenaw County. Click here for MDHHS Press Release
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Press Releases & Important Information
8/28/2019 Press Release: MDHHS investigates rising trend of e-cigarette/vaping-associated respiratory illness - click HERE to view. E-cigarette, vaping users urged to seek medical attention if they feel ill.
Michiganders Being Warned About Scam Local Public Health Calls. Thursday, March 7, 2019
> Michiganders urged to take precautions against norovirus. Click here for the 1/7/19 Press Release
Whooping Cough (Pertussis) is on the rise Click here for Information on Pertussis.