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Enterovirus D68 in the United States


Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) is one of many non-polio enteroviruses.  There are more than 100 types.  It is estimated that 10-15 million enterovirus infections occur in the U.S. each year.  Enterovirus D68 infections are thought to occur less commonly than infections with other enteroviruses.  The virus was first identified in California in 1962.



To learn more about EV-D68 please click on the following links:

Enterovirus D68 Fact Sheet


CDC Enterovirus D68 Information 




Presidential Disaster Declaration Issued


On September 25, President Obama issued a major disaster declaration for the State of Michigan triggering the release of Federal funds to help people and communities recover from the severe storms and flooding that occurred August 11-13, 2014.   


Three assistance programs were made available under this disaster declaration: individual assistance, public assistance and hazard mitigation grant program.


For more information on the Presidential declaration and how it may affect your family, visit the following links:


Federal Disaster Fact Sheet - Michigan


Individuals and Households Assistance Fact Sheet






Pertussis in Macomb County


Pertussis is a respiratory illness that starts out very similar to the common cold (runny nose, sneezing, coughing)  but, progresses to include severe coughing.  Infants and young children cough so hard, they are forced to inhale with a "whooping sound." 


Over the last several years, there has been a spike in pertussis cases, and infants and young children are most likely to be hospitalized with complications from pertussis. 


The best way to prevent pertussis is to get vaccinated and to get infants and young children vaccinated on time and to get adults and teens a booster.


For more information on pertussis, visit the links listed below.


MCHD Communicable Disease


MCHD Immunization Clinic




Seasonal Flu Vaccine:

Available beginning September 29, 2014


Beginning September 29, 2014 the seasonal flu vaccine will be available in all 3 health centers.  Walk-ins and appointments are both welcome. 


For more information on the season flu vaccine, or to find a clinic near you, visit one of the following web pages:


Seasonal Flu Information


Seasonal Flu Clinic Schedule


Seasonal Flu Vaccine Information for Healthcare Providers






2014 Starting School Guide


Starting School The 2014 Starting School Guide is now available for download.  In addition to tips and suggestions to prepare your children for Kindergarten, the booklet includes information on required immunizations, vision and hearing screenings, and MCHD immunization clinic locations.


Starting School Guide


School Immunization Program




Public Health Emergencies


Public Health EmergenciesDisease epidemics or pandemics, large-scale incidents of food or water contamination, extended periods without adequate water and sewer services, harmful exposure to chemical, radiological or biological agents.


The Emergency Preparedness Program encourages all residents to have an emergency supply kit, an emergency plan, and to be informed about the different emergencies that can happen in their area.


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Join the Macomb County Health Department Medical Reserve Corps to support the Health Department and Animal Shelter throughout the year. 

Medical and non-medical volunteers are needed!  Volunteers will train to become a valuable resource during County-wide emergencies.



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Macomb County Animal Shelter


Animal ShelterThe Macomb County Health Department operates the county's animal shelter. Services include pet adoptions, lost and found for pets, animal cruelty investigations, dog licensing, animal bite reports, and rescue services for wildlife and domestic animals.


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Facts About the Ebola Outbreak


Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF) is one of several viral hemorrhagic fevers.  It is a severe, often fatal disease in humans that is spread through close contact with bodily fluids of an infected person or objects contaminated by such fluids. 


For current information, please visit:


Centers for Disease Control Ebola Information


Michigan Department of Community Health Ebola Information





New Immunization Clinic Hours Effective June 2, 2014


Mount Clemens Central Service Center


Monday and Thursday:

8:30a - 4:30p


8:30a - 6:30p


Southwest Health Center


Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday:

8:30a - 4:30p


8:30a - 6:30p


Southeast Health Center



8:30a - 6:30p

Tuesday and Friday:

8:30a - 4:30p


Immunization Clinic Services






MRSA BacteriaHow Do You Prevent MRSA Skin Infections?


Staphylococcus aureus is a bacteria that most people refer to as "staph" and are commonly carried on the skin or in the nose of healthy people. Some staph bacteria are resistant to some common antibiotics.  We refer to these resistant bacteria as "MRSA" infections. 


You can take steps to prevent MRSA skin infections by simply practicing good hygiene.


  • Wash your hands often!
  • Keep cuts and scrapes clean and covered with a bandage until healed.
  • Avoid touching other people's wounds or bandages.
  • Avoid sharing personal items such as towels or razors.
  • When at the gym, use a towel or piece of clothing between your skin and the shared equipment.


For more information on MRSA skin infections, visit the following links:


Public Health Fact Sheet - MRSA

MDCH MRSA Information


CDC MRSA Information




'Tis the Season - Avoiding Bug Bites


Mosquitoes and ticks carry disease.  Protect yourself from bites by using insect repellent, and wearing long sleeves and pants when outdoors. 


To reduce the number of mosquitoes around your property get rid of their breeding grounds (dispose of old tires, empty containers and empty or scrub anything with standing water like pet bowls or bird baths.) 


To decrease your risk of picking up ticks while outdoors, stay in the middle of paths when hiking, avoid bushy, leafy areas, and inspect yourself and your equipment for ticks when you are done.




Environmental Health Services


Environmental HealthEnvironmental Health Services perform a variety of activities to manage, control and prevent environmental factors that may adversely affect the health of individuals. Activities include food service inspection, well and septic permitting, surface/ground water pollution prevention, and public swimming pool inspection.


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