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Washtenaw County Lyme Disease Summary Completed for 2016

Overview: 2016 marked the first year that Lyme Disease was definitively detected in Washtenaw County.   Evidence for the presence of Lyme transmission in Washtenaw County includes the following:  1.       Lyme infection was confirmed in an individual without travel outside of the county.  2.       A Washtenaw County chipmunk tested positive for the Lyme pathogen, Borrelia burgdorferi,…
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Washtenaw County Influenza Surveillance Update

Lab-confirmed Cases:   Influenza activity in Washtenaw County peaked during the last week of February.  Reports of confirmed influenza remain high, however, and flu viruses will likely continue to circulate actively for the next  4 – 6 weeks.  Influenza B diagnoses are increasing, and since March 1st, influenza B has been 45% of the flu reports…
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Washtenaw County Influenza Surveillance -2/16/17

Lab-confirmed Cases:   Reports of confirmed influenza are at peak levels in Washtenaw County residents, with over 150 new cases reported in the week ending February 11, 2017.  The predominant strain being reported locally is A/H3, with some influenza B reported as well.  The age range of locally confirmed flu cases is 3 months to 102…
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Pertussis or “whooping cough” continues to be diagnosed in Washtenaw County

http://www.ewashtenaw.org/government/departments/public_health/disease_control/pertussis Washtenaw County Public Health is working closely with all individuals diagnosed with pertussis and their contacts to make recommendations for treatment and prevention. Early identification of cases is very important.  There are seven confirmed and probable cases of pertussis as of 2/1/2017. Vaccination is recommended for all eligible persons. Parents and caregivers of infants…
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Human Trafficking Training Feb 9 2017

Human Trafficking Training February 9, Noon - 1 p.m.  St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor Auditorium Human trafficking affects people from all walks of life, and Michigan is  one of the largest recruitment and destinations for trafficking in the country. Do not miss the opportunity to learn from the state’s premier expert on human trafficking and…
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Addressing the Increase in Suicide Among Adolescents and Young Adults

A FREE presentation, offered by the Corner Health Center and the Washtenaw County Medical Society:   Presentations by Dr. Jessie Marshall Medical Director, Washtenaw County Public Health and Natalie Burns, LMSW University of Michigan Depression Center January 26, 2017  8am – 10am Ann Arbor City Club 1830 Washtenaw Ave Ann Arbor, MI 48104   8-8:30…
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Washtenaw County Flu Update – January 10, 2017

Lab-confirmed Cases:   Reports of confirmed influenza in Washtenaw County residents are increasing rapidly, with 30 new cases reported in the week ending January 7, 2017.  The predominant strain being reported locally is A/H3, with a few cases of influenza B reported as well.  The age range of locally confirmed flu cases is 1 year to…
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Washtenaw County Epi Alert – Hepatitis A

Due to a multi-state outbreak of Hepatitis A, potentially contaminated frozen strawberries have been recalled.  Several food establishments in Washtenaw County and many others across Michigan received the frozen strawberries and may have served them to customers in the past months.  To date, no cases of Hepatitis A illness have been linked to the strawberries…
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Seasonal Flu Vaccine for 2016-17 Available at Washtenaw County Public Health

Seasonal flu vaccine is available at Washtenaw County Public Health. Please call 734-544-6700 to schedule. Flu shot (injection) Children $25 Adults $30 All vaccine at Washtenaw County Public Health is quadrivalent (covers two influenza A strains and two B strains). Payment options Cash, check or credit card.  Medicaid is accepted (you must bring your card).…
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