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Monthly Archives: June 2017

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Protect Yourself from Mosquito Bites!

Who knew a little flying bug could cause so many health problems!  It’s more important than ever to protect yourself against mosquito bites to prevent the spread of viruses like Zika, Dengue, Chikungunya, and West Nile. So what should you do? Quick Links Michigan Mosquito Control Association Michigan.gov – Emerging Diseases CDC – Mosquito-Borne Diseases… Read More


Prevent Rabies!

It’s that time of year again where people and pets spend a lot of time outdoors.  It’s also a good time to prevent rabies. HERE’S THE FACTS: Rabies is found in the saliva and nervous system of an infected animal. The virus is spread from animal to animal, or animal to person by a bite, scratch, or… Read More


World Hepatitis Day!

World Hepatitis Day (WHD) takes places every year on 28 July and brings the world together under a single theme to raise awareness of the global burden of viral hepatitis and to influence real change. One of just four disease-specific global awareness days officially endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO), WHD unites patient organizations,… Read More


Don’t Get Bugged!

It’s bug season in Michigan!  Unfortunately bugs, like mosquitoes, ticks, and some flies, can spread diseases that often can be prevented.  Reduce your risk of getting bug bites with these tips from the CDC: Use Insect Repellent Use EPA-registered insect repellents that contain at least 20% DEET (products include Cutter Backwoods and Off! Deep Woods) for protection against… Read More


National HIV Testing Day

June 27 is National HIV Testing Day, a day to get the facts, get tested, and get involved! Around 1.2 million people in the United States are living with HIV, and one in eight people don’t know they have it. Nearly 45,000 people find out they have HIV every year. HIV testing is the gateway… Read More


Men’s Health Month

June 1 Kicks Off Men’s Health Month The purpose of Men’s Health Month is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. District Health Department #10 encourages men and boys to seek regular medical advice and early treatment for disease and injury.  Quick Links DHD#10… Read More


Keep Your Kids Safe!

It’s Safe Homes = Safe Families Month Injuries are the leading cause of death in children ages 19 and younger. But most child injuries can be prevented.  Parents and caregivers can play a life-saving role in protecting children from injuries. FACTS: Unintentional injuries are the leading cause of death for children ages 1-14 in Michigan…. Read More