Do Not Eat the Fish

Michigan Issues Do Not Eat Fish Consumption Advisory for Several Water Bodies on the Huron River within parts of Oakland, Livingston and Washtenaw Counties The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has issued an emergency Do Not Eat fish advisory for all fish between the Huron River at Milford (Oakland County) to the Huron River at Base Line and Portage Lakes (Livingston and Washtenaw county lines) due to PFOS. Today’s Do Not Eat advisory replaces previous mercury and PCB … [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...]

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...]

Oakland County Blood Donor Tests Positive for West Nile Virus

Oakland County Health Division was notified by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services of a blood donor testing positive for West Nile Virus (WNV) in Oakland County. The American Red Cross consistently tests blood donations for a wide variety of infectious diseases, including West Nile Virus. This is the first blood donation in 2016 that has tested positive for West Nile Virus in Michigan. “We know that West Nile Virus is in our community, so it is important that everyone … [Read more...]

West Nile Virus Takes Life of Oakland County Woman

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has confirmed an 81-year-old woman from Oakland County died due to complications from West Nile Virus (WNV), the Oakland County Health Division announced today. She is the first human WNV-related death in Oakland County since 2003 and the first this year in Michigan. “This is a tragic reminder of how severe West Nile Virus can be, especially for adults over 50 who are at greater risk for severe illness," said George Miller, director of … [Read more...]