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Michigan sees huge spike in Hepatitis A; vaccinations urged

An eight-fold increase of Hepatitis A cases in Michigan in recent months has state officials encouraging people to get vaccinated against the sometimes foodborne illness. Most children receive Hepatitis A vaccinations during infancy now, but many adults have not been vaccinated. The vaccine is given in two injections a few months apart. Hepatitis A outbreaks… Continue Reading

Shigella infections hit record high in beleaguered Flint

Along with the highly publicized lead contamination of its water supply, Flint, MI, also bears the dubious distinction of having the highest number of Shigella cases in the state. The Genesee County Health Department has reported 85 cases so far this year, with more than half of them within the Flint city limits. Twenty-seven people have been hospitalized…. Continue Reading

Michigan warns against raw milk; two children sick from E. coli

Michigan public health officials are urging consumers to avoid drinking or serving unpasteurized, raw milk because of two recent cases of E. coli infections in young children. Both of the children, in Oakland and Wayne counties, consumed raw milk in the days before becoming sick with what turned out to be E. coli O157:H7. “Raw… Continue Reading

Whole Foods, restaurants sold cheese linked to E. coli outbreak

E. coli that is infecting restaurant diners in Michigan matches bacteria found in recalled Grassfields Cheese products and has spurred public health officials to warn consumers nationwide because the cheese was also sold at retail stores and online. Grassfields Cheese LLC of Coopersville, MI, issued a nationwide recall Wednesday of 20,000 pounds of its cheeses… Continue Reading

Update: 14 Infections Reported at Detroit Hospital are Salmonella Isangi

Sept. 30 update: The strain of Salmonella which recently sickened 14 people at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, MI, is the “relatively rare” Salmonella Isangi, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. As a result, state health officials have requested more information about it from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention… Continue Reading