The purpose of the Public Health Department is to provide environmental health, nutritional health, community health, emergency preparedness, women and children's health and communicable disease prevention and control services to all Wayne County residents, businesses and visitors so that they can enjoy good health and be safe during emergencies. The Public Health Department is subdivided into two groups: Public Health and Environmental Health.
Summer is here and that means tick and mosquito season is underway. The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) recently issued a press release advising the public how to protect themselves from mosquitoes and ticks. The Wayne County Department of Public Health (WCDPH) along with MDCH would like to remind residents and healthcare providers in Wayne County of the following educational and disease prevention resources:
Emerging Disease Issues: This site is a great resource for updated surveillance information for West Nile Virus (WNV) and other medically important arboviruses in the state. Found in mosquitoes, animals, and people, WNV is detected every year in Michigan. Tick Safety: This document will help you practice tick safety. The follow facts and statistics regarding Lyme disease were provided by MDCH:
Attention healthcare providers, MDCH and WCDPH would like to remind you of the following: