Date Sent:06/12/2015 02:14 PM EDT
Sender:Michigan Health Alert Network
Subject:Protocol for Monitoring People Exposed to Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is coordinating with CDC and local health departments on appropriate human health measures in the event that people are exposed to infected or dead birds due to highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI). As a general precaution, people exposed to HPAI-infected birds will be monitored by their local health department for any signs or symptoms of illness consistent with influenza. To assist in these efforts, attached you will find two documents: (1) the HPAI Evaluation and Monitoring Protocol for local public health to conduct active monitoring for those individuals who have been exposed to HPAI-infected birds, and (2) an HPAI fact sheet for distribution to those people who need to be monitored.
If you have any questions, please contact MDHHS, Communicable Disease Division at 517-335-8165.