Mosquito Bite Prevention Tips

Health Division Reminds Residents of Mosquito Bite Prevention Tips Oakland County Health Division advises residents to protect themselves from mosquito bites as summer-like temperatures approach. An increase in the number of mosquitoes and exposure to mosquito-borne diseases are linked with warmer temperatures and more time spent outdoors. “The best way to prevent diseases spread by mosquitoes is to avoid being bitten,” said Leigh-Anne Stafford, health officer for Oakland County Health … [Read more...]

Oakland County Public Health Urges Protection Against Ticks

Health Division Precautions Against Ticks Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson and Oakland County Health Division remind residents to protect themselves against ticks as they spend more time outside. Ticks and tick-borne diseases are increasing across the state. Ticks spread diseases such as Lyme disease, an illness caused by a bacterial infection from a tick bite. “Residents are urged to protect themselves against Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases,” said Leigh-Anne Stafford, … [Read more...]

Test Your Private Well for Safe Drinking Water

Oakland County Health Division reminds private well owners to test their drinking water regularly for contaminants to ensure that it is safe. “I encourage every homeowner with a private drinking water well to test their water routinely”, said Kathy Forzley, health officer for Oakland County. “Homeowners with private wells may not be aware of the risks that can occur. Testing well water regularly is the only way to ensure safe drinking water.” The Health Division recommends testing … [Read more...]

Are You at Risk for Hepatitis A, What You Need to Know

Continued Increase in Hepatitis A Cases in Southeast Michigan Public health officials and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) are continuing to see an elevated number of hepatitis A cases in the city of Detroit, and counties of Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne.  “Together with our local health partners, we are increasing outreach to vulnerable populations to raise awareness and promote vaccination of hepatitis A,” said Dr. Eden Wells, chief medical executive of MDHHS. “Those … [Read more...]

CPR Training Offered by the Oakland Township Fire Department

  Saturday, March 18, from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. for CPR Training at Fire Station #2 The Oakland Township Fire Department offers two types of certified American Heart Association CPR classes (both will train and prepare you to receive a 2-year certification card upon completion): Heartsaver CPR, AED, Choking for Adult, Child and Infant 4 hours on selected Saturday mornings from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (available THIS Saturday) $20 for residents and $30 for non-residents Heartsaver … [Read more...]

Health Division seeks nominees for Breastfeeding-Friendly Place Award

The Oakland County Health Division Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program is seeking nominations for its 3rd Annual Breastfeeding-Friendly Place Award. Awards will honor Oakland County pediatrician offices, employers, and businesses that are taking extra steps to support breastfeeding mothers. Complete an online nomination form at www.oakgov.com/health. Award nomination entries are due Friday, April 28, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. "Businesses, employers, and pediatrician offices that support … [Read more...]

U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company Voluntarily Recalls Smokeless Tobacco Products

U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company Voluntarily Recalls Certain Smokeless Tobacco Products Manufactured at its Franklin Park, IL Facility U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company (USSTC) is voluntarily recalling certain of its smokeless tobacco products, listed in the chart below, manufactured at USSTC’s facility in Franklin Park, IL. USSTC has notified the U.S. Food and Drug Administration of the recall and is working with federal authorities on this matter. USSTC initiated the recall after receiving eight … [Read more...]

Whooping Cough Increase in Michigan Prompts Health Advisory

Increase in Whooping Cough Prompts Health Advisory The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and Oakland County Health Division are issuing a health advisory following an increase in the number of identified pertussis cases, commonly referred to as whooping cough. Anyone exposed to pertussis and displaying symptoms should be evaluated by a doctor to determine if antibiotics are needed. Infants younger than 12 months are at greatest risk. "The State of Michigan is reporting an … [Read more...]

Potential Hepatitis A Exposure in Frozen Strawberries

The Oakland County Health Division is working cooperatively on the nationwide frozen strawberry recall and continues to focus on providing the most current information received from its federal and state partners to ensure the health of our residents. Hepatitis A was detected in frozen strawberries imported from Egypt and distributed to restaurants and other food service establishments nationwide, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The Health Division contacted commercial … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Arms Residents with Free Flu Shots

Flu Shot Clinic hosted at City Hall Auditorium The City of Rochester Hills has partnered with the Visiting Nurse Association to bring a community flu shot clinic to City Hall on Thursday, October 20 between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. This community flu shot clinic is held each year to provide a convenient way for residents to get vaccinated. The shots will be provided by the Visiting Nurse Association, which accepts Blue Care Network, HAP (except Cigna plans), Priority Health, Health Plus of … [Read more...]