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Monthly Archives: December 2016

Washtenaw County Flu Alert – 12/15/16

Influenza A:   In the past 10 days, nineteen (19) cases of lab-confirmed influenza A have been reported in Washtenaw residents. Of the cases that have been subtyped, all have been A/H3.  Almost all of the individuals are younger than 40 years, with over half of the cases diagnosed in college students.  None of these recent…
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Senate Bill 647 Passes

The Michigan legislature passed SB 647 yesterday, the bill that will ensure all students in Michigan are trained in hands-only CPR before they graduate from high school.  The bill now goes to the desk of Governor Rick Snyder for his signature. Once signed into law, Michigan will become the 35th state in the nation to ensure…
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Washtenaw County Public Health Takes Legal Action on 1,4-Dioxane

Washtenaw County, Washtenaw County Public Health and the Washtenaw County Health Officer file motion in Circuit Court to intervene in the litigation between the State of Michigan and Gelman Sciences, Inc. Washtenaw County, Washtenaw County Public Health and Health Officer Ellen Rabinowitz are using the authority of the health officer to take legal action on…
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It’s Not Too Late to Get Your Flu Shot

 It’s National Influenza Vaccination Week – get vaccinated in time for the holidays Washtenaw County Public Health reminds residents that it’s not too late to vaccinate against flu. The week of Dec. 4-10 is this year’s National Influenza Vaccination Week, and is an optimal time for everyone six months and older to get their flu…
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