Health

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.
6:46 am
Wed September 24, 2014

Berrien County Health Department Denies Grant Has Been Misused

County Health Department Director Rick Johansen says allegations are "completely false."
ST. JOSEPH - Berrien County Health Department officials on Tuesday strongly denied allegations that a $2 million federal grant for removing lead from homes had been misused.
6:06 am
Fri September 12, 2014

West Nile Case Reported in Kent County

Patient has been released from the hospital and is recovering at home
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - A man in his 60s may be the first person in Kent County to get West Nile virus this summer, the health department reported Thursday, Sept. 11. Preliminary testing detected the virus. The Kent County Health Department is waiting for the Michigan Department of Community Health to confirm the diagnosis.
6:28 am
Thu August 21, 2014

Tampered Vitamin Bottles Found in Meijer Stores in Kalamazoo County

Items placed in the bottles include candy, walnuts and cat food
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
Meijer Inc. stores in Kalamazoo County are reporting instances of tampering with packages of over-the-counter vitamins in their stores, where the vitamins replaced with a variety of other products, including chocolate chips, cat food or another drug, according to a press release by the Portage Department of Public Safety.

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