District Health Department #10 Honoring National Public Health Week
National Public Health Week focuses on increasing awareness about the services health departments provide to better their communities.
They focus on eight different areas — ranging from immunizations to food protection, to private ground water safety — and hearing screenings.
A recent concern for health departments nation-wide, but especially right here in Northern Michigan, is Hepatitis A.
“We are at 797 cases as of last week so right now the state of Michigan is experiencing 8-10 times the normal amount,” said Dr. Jennifer Morse, a doctor at District Health Department #10.
Doreen Byrne, the communicable disease coordinator, says if anyone encounters a bat in their home, they should contact the health department.
The health department will test it at no charge.
For more services District Health Department #10 provides, click here.