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WCMS E-Newsletter – June 18, 2020 Edition

Access the June 18, 2020 WCMS E-Newsletter at this link. This edition covers: Statement on Health Disparities and Institutionalized Racism COVID-19 Stats MSMS Grant Deadline Safe Reopening of Businesses Keep MI Kids Tobacco Advocacy MSMS Tele-Town Halls Directory of Washtenaw Directories  
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Executive Council Statement on Health Disparities and Institutionalized Racism

As many across the country are doing, the Washtenaw County Medical Society must also speak out and confess our inaction and failure, both personal and political, to address the continued problems of racial inequities both in health care and society at-large. Two events catalyzed this most recent unrest in 2020. The first is the COVID-19 pandemic,…
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COVID-19 Modeling Dashboard

Click on the image below to view Michigan's COVID-19 forecasts and the impact social distancing measures have on flattening the curve.  Michigan COVID-19 Modeling Dashboard prepared by the University of Michigan Epimath COVID-19 Modeling Group: Andrew Brouwer, PhD - Department of Epidemiology, University of Michigan Sandro Cinti, MD - Department of Internal Medicine, University of…
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Washtenaw PPE Donation Sites

Three Donations Sites: IHA, St. Joseph Mercy, and University of Michigan IHA will be accepting donations for the following unused items: N95 Masks Disposable Face Masks Disposable Gloves Disposable Gowns Eyewear Face Shields Location: IHA Central Office Domino's Farms - 24 Frank Lloyd Wright Dr, Lobby J, Suite 2000, Ann Arbor, MI 48105 Donation Hours: Monday-Friday,…
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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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