Carly Adams, MPH Region 1 Epidemiologist, MDHHS
Bethany Reimink, MPH Region 5 Epidemiologist, MDHHS
On August 1, 2016, a pig exhibited at the Muskegon County Fair tested positive for influenza. The sample was later characterized as swine influenza A H3N2. Subsequently, ill swine exhibitors were tested for influenza and on August 5, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) reported Michigan’s first case of variant influenza A/H3N2 (H3N2v) infection for 2016. One additional exhibitor at the fair also tested positive for H3N2v. Public Health Muskegon County alerted providers of the potential for H3N2v transmission and reached out to exhibitors to identify additional illnesses. Although additional illness were identified, none tested positive for H3N2v.
"These babies do not catch up as they grow," says Dr. Antonio Augusto Moura da Silva of the Federal University of Maranhao, Sao Luis, Brazil.
He's describing the findings from a study of 48 babies whose mothers were believed to have been infected with the Zika virus. Forty-two of the children were diagnosed with microcephaly. The study, on the early neurological growth pattern of the infants, will be published in the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases in November but was released early online.
Understanding the Emergency Preparedness Final Rule
The PowerPoint presentation from the Medicare Learning Network National call on Wednesday, October 5, 2016, “Understanding the Emergency Preparedness Final Rule” has also been posted to the MIHAN: Regional Network>Resource Sharing>CMS.
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