Warm weather is here and so are biting insects. Residents are urged to use insect repellent, take other precautions outdoors.
New 8-20-2019 Van Buren Cass District Health Department received notification from the DNR that a deer in Cass County has tested positive for EEE (Eastern Equine Encephalitis) the week of August 19, 2019. Click HERE for more information.
On behalf of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, the Van Buren/Cass District Health Department is conducting a mosquito trapping program for species surveillance. This program is designed to monitor what level of threat Michigan may face in regards to the Zika Virus and other mosquito transmitted diseases.
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Mosquito Bite Prevention
For Providers: Mosquito & Tick-borne Disease Testing
Warm weather is here and so are biting insects. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Bureau of Laboratories offers comprehensive testing on clinical specimens for a number of mosquito and tick-borne diseases of concern in Michigan. The attached Information Sheet provides details of the assays available at no cost to Michigan healthcare providers for their patients.
Click here for the Information Sheet: Mosquito & Tick -borne Disease Testing
Ticks Season is Here
VBCassDHD along with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is encouraging all Michigan Residents to protect themselves from ticks.
Wear Repellent (with DEET)
Check for Ticks Daily
Shower soon after being outdoors
Call your doctor if you get a fever or rash.
If you do find a tick attached to your skin, there's no need to panic! Click here to learn How to Remove a Tick.
More than 300 cases of Lyme disease reported in Michigan in 2017. Click here to Learn more about Ticks and Lyme Disease.