Communicable Disease Division
Communicable diseases are illnesses caused by specific infectious agents or their toxic products and are transmitted from an infected person, animal or inanimate reservoir to another person. Education, prevention, treatment and the investigation of cases/sources/causes of those illnesses are the responsibilities of health department staff assigned to the Control of Communicable Disease program. Schools, hospitals, clients and the entire community collaborate in the efforts to keep the county a healthy place in which to live.
Contact Person: Robin Opfermann
Toll free: 888-354-5500 Ext. 7832
Provides protection from:
Varicella (Chicken Pox)
Appointments required as of April 1, 2013.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday** & Friday
9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
**1st & 3rd Wednesday from 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Must meet eligibility requirements for some immunizations
For More Information Call 734-240-7905 or toll free at 888-354-5500, Ext. 7905
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ZIKA VIRUS INFORMATION
The Zika Virus is a virus primarily spread through infected mosquitoes, though can also be transmitted through sexual contact. Zika is linked to serious birth defects including microcephaly, a condition in which a baby's head is much smaller than expected. Microcephaly can result in a variety of health and development problems, including seizures, intellectual disabilities, developmental delays, problems with balance, trouble feeding, vision problems, and more. Recently the Zika virus has become a significant public health concern as it continues to spread internationally.
For more information on Zika, visit:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS)
The World Health Organization (WHO)