Date Sent: 09/04/2015 12:32 PM EDT
Sender: Michigan Health Alert Network
Subject: First Confirmed Human WNV Cases in Michigan for 2015
Message: The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Bureau of Laboratories has confirmed the first human West Nile virus (WNV) cases for 2015 in residents of Macomb, Monroe, and Ottawa Counties. In addition, two blood donors, one each from Oakland and Wayne, have had WNV detected in their blood. Neither developed any illness and their donations have been withheld from the blood supply. Statewide, 11 mosquito pools collected from Bay, Kent, Oakland, Saginaw, and Wayne have tested positive for WNV and a total of 57 birds collected from around the state have tested positive for WNV. Michigan residents should continue to take precautions to avoid mosquito bites throughout the summer and fall months in Michigan. The press release is attached. Current information about West Nile virus and its prevention are at www.michigan.gov/westnilevirus.
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