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Monthly Archives: July 2014

Washtenaw County Epi Update: Listeria Testing (7/23/14)

Washtenaw County Public Health (WCPH) received further guidance from MDCH and CDC regarding possible patient exposure to Listeria monocytogenes. Below is information from the CDC about testing for Listeria. Invasive listeriosis is most often diagnosed through blood or cerebrospinal fluid culture. “Although the guidance document suggests stool culture as an option, it is important to…
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Washtenaw County Epi Update: Listeria (7/22/14)

Washtenaw County Public Health (WCPH) received several phone calls today from clinicians asking for guidance regarding possible patient exposure to Listeria monocytogenes. Clinician reminder: If an individual has symptoms consistent with Listeria infection, please test and report positive cases to public health. Note that the incubation period is typically 3 weeks but ranges from 3…
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Highlights from the latest WCMS Legislative Update Meeting

Highlights from the WCMS Legislative Update Meeting include the following ongoing issues: Scope of Practice Expansion, Senate Bill 2 Introduced by Senator Mark Jansen Senate Bill 2 would amend the Public Health Code to provide for the licensure of advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), who would include certified nurse midwives, nurse practitioners, and clinical nurse…
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