Date Sent: 10/05/2016 01:27 PM EDT
Sender: Michigan Health Alert Network
Subject: Importance of Handwashing for Providers and Patients
Due to recent shigellosis activity in Genesee and Saginaw Counties, MDHHS is reminding health care providers across the state of the importance of hand washing in the prevention of communicable diseases, like shigellosis, influenza, norovirus and others.
Careful handwashing at the following times is key to prevention:
Helpful resources for providers and patients include:
CDC Handwashing webpage can be found at http://www.cdc.gov/handwashing and includes specific materials such as
CDC provider information on prevention and control of Shigella can be found athttp://www.cdc.gov/shigella/prevention-control.html, including a Shigella specific fact sheet for parents, available at http://www.cdc.gov/shigella/pdf/shigella-child-diarrhea-508c.pdf
For more information, contact your local health department or the MDHHS Communicable Disease Division at 517-335-8165.