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Zoonotic Diseases-Current Issues
This Web page is primarily devoted to recent and emerging Zoonotic diseases, that is diseases that may be transmitted between animals and humans. According to the Executive Director of the Consortium for Conservation Medicine, there are approximately 1,400 known microbes that cause illness in humans, and 61 percent can be linked to animals.
- Reportable Diseases in Michigan: Quick reference guide
A Guide for Physicians, Health Care Providers and Laboratories
- University of Minnesota "Let's Beat the Bed Bug" website
The University of Minnesota also has a bed bug informational telephone hotline and website for the public. The "Let's Beat the Bed Bug" website provides information about bed bug prevention and control, and includes instructional videos. The UMN telephone hotline can also answer many questions about bed bug prevention and control, call: 612-624-2200 or 1-855-644-2200.
- Don't Let the Bed Bugs Bite!
Michigan related resources for identifying and preventing bed bug infestations, and how to choose the right pest control options. Don't Let the Bed Bugs Bite!
- Zika Virus Specimen Submission Forms and Guidelines*
- UP TO DATE: Centers for Disease Control Zika Virus Information
- Nueva información sobre el virus del Zika (New Information about Zika virus)
- Interim Guidelines for Pregnant Women with History of Travel to areas with ongoing Zika Virus Transmission
- MDHHS Information about the ongoing Zika virus outbreak in South and Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean.
- Feral Swine Feral swine are a problem for two main reasons - they can host many parasites and diseases that threaten humans, domestic livestock and wildlife; and they can cause extensive damage to forests, agricultural lands and Michigan's water resources.
- Feral Swine TV Commercial
- Feral Swine - Disease Surveillance Manual
- SARS - World Health Organization
Guidelines, recommendations, travel advice
- Japanese Encephalitis Transmitted by the bite of mosquitoes infected with the Japanese encephalitis virus.
- Q fever A worldwide disease with acute and chronic stages caused by the bacteria Coxiella burnetii.
- Monkeypox A rare viral disease that occurs mostly in central and western Africa. It is called "monkeypox" because it was first found in 1958 in laboratory monkeys.
- 2010 Psittacosis Compendium
- MDCH Issues Order Stopping Sale of Rodents Pet Stores In Michigan Could Have Received Animals Infected With LCMV Virus which can cause serious complications for unborn children and people with weakened immune systems.
- Health Order Finding IMMINENT DANGER To the Public Health LCMV infection during the first or second trimester of pregnancy can cause severe illness or developmental defects in the fetus, including hydrocephalus, psychomotor retardation, and blindness;
- Minimizing Risk for Human LCMV Infection Associated with Rodents Basic precautions can reduce the risk for acquiring LCMV and other infections from pet rodents. Because rodents might not always exhibit signs of ill health resulting from LCMV infection, CDC recommends taking appropriate precautions with any rodent:
- Anthrax is most common in agricultural regions
- Prairie dogs and the plague
- Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS)