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Michigan Hepatitis A Outbreak

September 24, 2019 by


Michigan Hepatitis A Outbreak 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 state. Since the beginning of the outbreak in August 2016, public health response has included increased healthcare awareness efforts, public notification and education, and outreach […]

Shigellosis outbreak in Flint, Mich. because people afraid to wash hands

October 7, 2016 by


by Doug Powell Don’t eat poop (and if you do, make sure it’s cooked). Wash your hands. These are the basics of public health. Most of us are taught from a very early age that hand-washing is an easy, essential way of keeping ourselves clean and healthy. But residents of Flint, Michigan and surrounding areas […]

U.S. Attorney Probes Lead-Tainted Drinking Water as Governor Declares Emergency

January 6, 2016 by


by Eric Ortiz The move by Gov. Rick Snyder comes three weeks after newly elected Flint Mayor Karen Weaver declared a local state of emergency — triggering the bureaucratic process of procuring government disaster aid. Genesee County Board of Commissioners also declared the situation an emergency on Monday. The state’s declaration for Genesee County, where […]

E. coli in Michigan Cider in 2012 leads to conviction

February 22, 2014 by


by Doug Powell After nearly two years of investigation and legal action, James Ruster, owner of Mitchell Hill Farm in Ellsworth, was sentenced Feb. 18 for one felony violation of Michigan’s Food Law, the first felony conviction under this law. Ruster pled guilty to willful misbranding and adulteration of food products and was sentenced to […]

Michigan Health Officials close to Identifying Source for 18 incidents in Salmonella Outbreak

November 19, 2013 by


Muskegon County Michigan public health officials have identified 18 confirmed cases of salmonella and said most incidents come from a type associated with eggs and chicken called enteritidis. Agency director Ken Kraus said on Friday, November 15 that local investigators have linked 15 incidents to the salmonella bacterium since they began researching the source of the outbreak that emerged […]