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The Environmental Health Division helps to produce two radio shows in collaboration with WEMU News. Tune in to hear about environmental issues impacting Washtenaw County!
Pertussis or "whooping cough" is still circulating. Every week, 2 or 3 new cases are being reported with a total of 173 cases of pertussis in Washtenaw residents in 2013, the highest number since the 2010 outbreak. To date, there have been 7 hospitalizations and, fortunately, no deaths. Washtenaw County Public Health is working closely with all individuals diagnosed with pertussis and their contacts to make recommendations for treatment and prevention.
Influenza reports are increasing. It is time to get vaccinated before all of the holiday gatherings and travel. Seasonal flu vaccine is recommended for EVERYONE six months and older.
Washtenaw County Public Health is pleased to announce the availability of “Building a Healthier Washtenaw: Community Health Assessment and Community Improvement Plan.” This latest report helps define the health of our community, identify priorities and highlight available assets.