The first human case of the deadly mosquito-borne illness Eastern Equine Encephalitis has been confirmed in Calhoun County. Additionally, the first case of EEE in an animal in Calhoun County has been confirmed.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Bureau of Laboratories has confirmed Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in an adult resident of Calhoun County...
No, it's not a cheap 1950's B-Horror movie. The Michigan Department of Health and Human services has issued a warning to Michiganders, and specifically in Kalamazoo and St. Joseph counties, to be extra careful about mosquito bites, as summer begins to wind down.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services issued a press release on June 11 encouraging patients of Dr. Roger D. Beyer, a physician that practices in Kalamazoo County, to discuss HIV and hepatitis testing with their healthcare provider.
The Barry-Eaton District Health Department says that since 2001, West Nile Virus has shown up every year in communities around Michigan; so far in 2018 however, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services says that only mosquito populations in the Thumb and Midland areas have tested positive for West Nile.
The 2018 regional Eat Safe Fish Guides were released May 1 by the MDHHS. The guide says that from the Morrow Dam in Kalamazoo County to the Allegan Dam in Allegan County, every fish caught in the Kalamazoo River is listed as "Do Not Eat" due to PCBs in the fish. According to the MDHHS, eating even one meal of Bluegill, Carp, Rock Bass or any other fish from parts of the Kalamazoo River could result in health problems.