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Monthly Archives: December 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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