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25 health departments received grants to fight back with Hepatitis A outbreak


Hepatitis A outbreak becomes another concern for many. To encourage the institutions for finding more effective treatments the grants are now being provided by the authorities. The recent report tells that 25 Michigan counties received a huge amount to fight back with the outbreak of Hepatitis A in the state. It is reported that the Michigan Department of Health and Human Service had awarded $500,000 to 25 county health departments.

25 health departments get issued by $20,000 to increase the vaccination that can serve the people who are at higher risks. These 25 departments include:

  • Luce-Mackinac-Alger-Schoolcraft District Health Department
  • Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency
  • Marquette County Health Department
  • Chippewa County Health Department
  • Midland County Health Department
  • Public Health Delta & Menominee
  • Public Health of Muskegon County
  • Dickinson-Iron District Health Department
  • Health Department of Northwest Michigan
  • District Health Department
  • Ottawa County Health Department
  • District Health Department
  • Tuscola County Health Department
  • Huron County Health Department
  • Van Buren-Cass District Health Department
  • Ionia County Health Department
  • Western Upper Peninsula Health Department
  • Jackson County Health Department
  • Allegan County Health Department
  • Kalamazoo County Health and Community Services Department
  • Bay County Health Department
  • Kent County Health Department
  • Benzie-Leelanau District Health Department
  • Lenawee County Health Department
  • Berrien County Health Department

25 health departments received grants to fight back with Hepatitis A outbreak

Dr Eden Wells who is MDHHS chief medical executive says,“This has been the largest person-to-person hepatitis A outbreak in Michigan’s history, with more than 780 cases. Increasing vaccination outreach to high-risk populations across the state is essential to stopping the spread of hepatitis A in Michigan,” said Dr Eden Wells, MDHHS chief medical executive.

This is calling to be a perfect step by the authority’s side which turns out to be helpful for many. The grants which are paid to the authorities is a perfect step to fight back with the outbreak of hepatitis A related to the outbreak strain. Stay tuned to us for more updates and feeds like this.