6:18 am
Tue October 7, 2014

Battle Creek Area Hospitals Prepared for Ebola

But virus is not considered a threat in region
While news media continue to report on the Ebola virus outbreak on the African continent and its reach to the United States, local health officials are preparing, but are not worried.
6:06 am
Mon October 6, 2014

False Alarm: No Ebola Case in Grand Rapids

Patient was red-flagged, but was diagnosed with different illness
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Officials with Spectrum Health and Kent County were quick to deny the presence of an Ebola case in Grand Rapids after a patient entered the hospital this week with hemorrhagic fever symptoms following a trip abroad. Rumors began circulating after a patient was placed in isolation at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital
10:58 am
Fri October 3, 2014

Vaccine Supply is Good as Flu Season Begins

All vaccine should be delivered by the end of October
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - The height of influenza season is months away - which means now is the perfect time to think about how to prevent the flu. Kalamazoo County Department of Health and Community Services Interim Director Lynne Norman said there was a slight delay in the distribution of influenza vaccine in September, but now most manufacturers have delivered at least 50 percent of their supplies.
11:14 am
Wed October 1, 2014

25 Cases of Enterovirus Confirmed in Michigan

Centers for Disease Control has tested 34 people in Michigan
A Washtenaw County child younger than one year old has been diagnosed with enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) by the Centers for Disease Control and prevention. The child, who has been hospitalized, developed lower extremity paralysis as a result of the illness according to a press release from the Michigan Department of Community Health.
6:38 am
Wed October 1, 2014

Benton Harbor Officials Call for Investigation Over Lead Abatement Grant

Officials with Berrien County Health Department say they followed HUD guidelines
BENTON HARBOR - Some Benton Harbor city commissioners are still not happy with the work done through a federal grant to remove lead from houses in 2009-12. Officials from the grant's administrators, the Berrien County Health Department, say they did nothing wrong.