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Lisa Allmendinger on December 14th, 2017

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Kayla Steinberg for the information in this story.) The Southeast Michigan hepatitis A outbreak appears to be spreading from person-to-person and through illicit drug use. Among the eight Southeast Michigan health departments, 551 cases have been confirmed since August 2016, which represents 95 percent of the total outbreak cases […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on November 14th, 2017

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Kayla Steinberg for the information in this story.) The 2017 Great American Smokeout is Thursday, Nov. 16. Washtenaw County Public Health is celebrating by providing free carbon monoxide breath tests and encouraging smokers to use the day to quit, make a plan to quit, or reach out for support […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on December 12th, 2015

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Susan Cerniglia for the information in this story.) Flu seasons can be unpredictable – especially in terms of severity. Washtenaw County Public Health reminds residents that some things are more certain. Seasonal flu will arrive, and it is likely to cause the highest rates of illness in late December […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on August 18th, 2015

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Susan Ringler-Cerniglia for the information in this story.) As you may already know, the process for immunization waivers has changed according to information from Washtenaw County Public Health. Parents or guardians now have to request waivers from their local public health department if their child or children are not […]

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Lisa Allmendinger on September 28th, 2013

The school has been disinfected, parents of students in this student’s classroom received a letter from the principal, and all parents in the school were alerted.

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