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As one case of suspected measles in Washtenaw County has turned out not to be an actual case, 89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry spoke with Susan Ringler-Cerniglia from the county health department and learned there is a new confirmed case in the county. 


The Washtenaw County Health Department has issued an alert about measles in the county. 

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Eating healthier is usually among the top New Year’s resolutions as the holiday season comes to an end.  So, to make a bit easier for you, we spoke with local health and food experts to provide you with tips.   89.1 WEMU’s Jorge Avellan has the story.


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More residents in our area are now eligible to receive services at the Washtenaw County Dental Clinic in Ypsilanti.  

Flu Vaccine
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It's National Influenza Vaccination Week, and the Washtenaw County Health Department says it's not too late to get your flu shot.  

Great American Smokeout
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Today is the day local and national health officials try to encourage people to quit smoking.

The Washtenaw County Health Department has reported the first West Nile Virus case in our area.


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The National Weather Service has issued A heat advisory to be in effect until 10pm Friday night. Heat indexes today and on Friday will exceed 100-degrees. The temperatures are expected to remain in the 90's Saturday and Sunday, too. If you plan on attending the Ann Arbor Street Art Fair during the next few days, you may want to consider some tips.

Influenza vaccine
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You may think it's too early to start thinking about school immunization waivers, but the Washtenaw County Health Department recommends scheduling an appointment as soon as possible. 



The Washtenaw County Health Department has confirmed that a second local person has been infected with the Zika virus after traveling to an area where the condition is active. 

Today Is National HIV Testing Day

Jun 27, 2016
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There were 27 new cases of HIV among Washtenaw County residents last year. Health officials want to curb HIV transmission by making testing more available.


The Zika virus has reached Washtenaw County. 



May is Mental Health Awareness Month.  There are several places in Washtenaw County that provide services.

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Washtenaw County residents continue to be concerned about the Zika virus.  The local health department is addressing the issue.

Lead Poisoning
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The ongoing water crisis in Flint is raising concerns among many local parents about lead poisoning in Washtenaw County.


A 1,4 Dioxane plume has contaminated the well water of a family in Washtenaw County.

Recognize The Early Signs Of Hypothermia And Frostbite

Jan 14, 2016
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  Confusion and gray or yellow-tinged skin are two of the more subtle signs of hypothermia and frostbite, respectively. Health officials say Washtenaw County residents should be aware of the symptoms when the temperatures drop below freezing.

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Washtenaw County health officials are encouraging residents who haven’t gotten a flu vaccine to do so before the year is over.