Washtenaw County Public Health
While a large Ebola outbreak continues in West Africa, the risk of an outbreak in the United States remains small. If an infected person arrives in Washtenaw County, our health system will respond promptly and appropriately to limit spread of the disease. Washtenaw County Public Health is providing this information to keep residents informed.
The Washtenaw Health Plan (WHP) has launched a “Get Covered” campaign to promote access to health coverage for everyone. In partnership with Adams Outdoor Advertising, the WHP is raising billboards throughout Washtenaw and Livingston counties. The message is simple: Get Covered.
Help us spread the word. Pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, is a prevention option for people who are at high risk of getting HIV. It’s meant to be used consistently, as a pill taken every day, and to be used with other prevention options such as condoms. Find out if PrEP is right for you. Call 734-544-6840 to schedule an appointment to discuss interest and evaluation.
The Michigan Department of Community Health has now confirmed 25 cases of EV-D68 in Michigan. One case has been confirmed in a Washtenaw County child. This is the first case with neurologic symptoms reported in Michigan. Washtenaw County Public Health continues to monitor the situation.
All Washtenaw residents diagnosed with Lyme disease are reported to Washtenaw County Public Health. To date, there is no evidence that transmission of Lyme disease has occurred in Washtenaw County. In West Michigan, however, infected tick populations are present along the lakeshore. County residents may be exposed in other parts of Michigan or in other states.