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July is Group B Strep International Awareness Month

Oh, baby! July is Group B Strep International Awareness Month. A month used to promote the awareness and prevention of group B strep disease in babies during pregnancy through infancy. Group B Streptococcus (GBS), or Streptococcus agalactiae, is a type of bacteria that is naturally found in the digestive and lower reproductive tracts of men… Read More

Don’t Let Ticks Make You Sick!

Michigan in the summer is the perfect place for outdoor fun and adventure. It is also becoming a haven for ticks that cause Lyme disease. In fact, cases of Lyme disease are on the rise in Michigan. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Lyme disease is caused by bacteria called Borrelia… Read More

Avoid Swimmer’s Itch

Who doesn’t love a good dip in the lake on a hot summer day?  Well, certain microscopic parasites seem to like it and are just looking for a host to latch on to.  If you’re hanging out in the shallow area of a lake, pond or ocean, you may become the host!  The Centers for… 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

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