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Yearly Archives: 2014

Upcoming Washtenaw County Updates and Events

Please see the upcoming events from our Washtenaw County partners: Save the Date: 2015 Conference on Adolescent Health The UMHS Adolescent Health Initiative presents the 2nd Annual Conference on Adolescent Health: Translating Research Into Practice Thursday, April 23rd-Friday, April 25th at the Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest Workshops and Breakout Sessions include Motivational…
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Washtenaw County Public Health Influenza Surveillance – 12/16/14

Lab-confirmed Cases: Reports of confirmed influenza in Washtenaw County are very high. The predominant strain being reported locally is A/H3N2, with a few cases of influenza B reported as well. The age range of confirmed flu cases is 1 to 100 years old. Please see the local flu curve: http://www.ewashtenaw.org/government/departments/public_health/disease_control/flu-graph-16dec2014 Hospitalizations and Deaths: New flu-related…
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Health Care Providers: New Childhood Immunization Guidelines will Mean Healthier, Safer Michigan

LANSING, MI – Dec. 11, 2014 – Physician, nurse and health care leaders from across Michigan issued the following joint statement in support of new childhood immunization guidelines developed by the Snyder Administration and approved today by the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Administrative Rules: “Childhood immunizations protect our kids from dangerous infectious diseases such as…
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Two Cases of Measles Confirmed in NW Michigan

Please share the following with all primary care personnel, urgent/emergency care clinicians, and infection control/prevention specialists. Two cases of measles have been confirmed in northwest Michigan. Both cases lacked a vaccination history against measles and recently had traveled to the Philippines where they were exposed. These are the first measles cases in Michigan in 2014.…
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Washtenaw County Flu Update

Lab-confirmed Cases: Reports of confirmed influenza in Washtenaw County are climbing quickly. The predominant strain being reported locally is A/H3N2, with a few cases of influenza B reported as well. The age range of confirmed flu cases is 2 to 99 years. · 0 – 4 yrs = 7% · 5 – 17 yrs =…
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Housing & Harm Reduction Training Series Begins December 10, 2014

Housing & Harm Reduction: Understanding and Implementing Harm Reduction Strategies in the Context of Supportive Housing Training #1: Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 8:00AM to 4:00PM Saint Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center 5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti, MI Morning Keynote Speaker: “The Diagnosis of Destitution: Pain, Addiction, & the Complicated Patient” Dr. Corey Waller Center for Integrative…
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Washtenaw County Flu Update

Washtenaw County Public Health has reported that since November 1, almost 40 cases of lab-confirmed influenza A have been reported in Washtenaw residents. Of the cases that have been subtyped, all have been A/H3. Six Washtenaw adults had flu-related hospitalizations last week; ages ranging from 57 – 93 years old. On November 14, the first…
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Washtenaw County Medical Society Continues to Hold Ebola Preparedness Meetings

Ann Arbor, Mich, November 13, 2014 – The Washtenaw County Medical Society held its second Ebola Preparedness meeting for health and medical leaders within Washtenaw County. Over 40 representatives from Washtenaw County Public Health, The Michigan Department of Community Health, University of Michigan Health System, Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, Michigan Department of Community Health,…
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Washtenaw County Epi Update: Ebola 10/30/14

Washtenaw County Public Health (WCPH) is working with Michigan Dept of Community Health (MDCH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to actively monitor individuals with recent travel from Ebola-affected countries. Currently, these counties include Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. Public Health will actively monitor the recent traveler for the 21 days after departure…
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