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Cases of Pertussis or "whooping cough" have been identified in Washtenaw County. As of May 23, there have been 32 cases this calendar year. In all of 2012, there were 28 cases, and in 2011 there were 26 cases. Washtenaw County Public Health is working closely with all identified cases and their contacts to make recommendations for treatment and prevention.
Last year, the hot and dry weather likely contributed to the huge increase in West Nile virus activity experienced across the country.
Dr. Alice Penrose, MD, MPH, wants county residents to know our healthier tomorrow starts today. The MI Healthier Tomorrow campaign asks overweight Michiganders to pledge to lose 10% of their body weight and track their own key health measures. The pledge and other resources are available at www.michigan.gov/mihealthiertomorrow.
The 2013 County Health Rankings show us that were we live matters to our health.
The first week of April was National Public Health Week. To celebrate, Washtenaw County Public Health selected five local businesses for their investment in employee health to receive the 2013 Healthy Workplace Award.