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MERS - Middle East Respiratory Syndrome

MERS is a viral respiratory illness and is caused by a coronavirus called “Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus” (MERS-CoV). Several cases were reported in the United States in separate travelers from Saudi Arabia. The CDC and other public health partners continue to investigate and respond to the changing situation to prevent the spread of MERS-CoV in the U.S. There are no confirmed cases in Michigan at this time. Learn more about MERS here or visit

Food Safety Steps to Take During a Power Outage

If your power goes out, knowing what to do with the food in your refrigerator and freezer can help you stay healthy. The last thing you need after a weather emergency is a case of food poisoning. Read more here or visit our Fact Sheets for more information.

A Vaccine Preventable Disease

Varicella (chickenpox) is a highly contagious disease that is very uncomfortable and sometimes serious. Chickenpox can be serious, especially in babies, adults, and people with weakened immune systems. It spreads easily from infected people to others who have never had chickenpox or who have never received the chickenpox vaccine. Chickenpox spreads in the air through coughing or sneezing. It can also be spread by touching or breathing in the virus particles that come from chickenpox blisters. The chickenpox vaccine is the best protection against chickenpox. The vaccine produces an immune response in your body that protects you against chickenpox. The number of people who get chickenpox each year as well as hospitalizations and deaths from chickenpox have gone down dramatically in the United States- thanks to the chicken pox vaccine. For more information on chicken pox visit:

Chickenpox Fact Sheet
Everything You Need to Know About Chickenpox
Fact Sheet for Parents
Vaccine Safety: Facts for Parents
Choosing Not to Vaccinate Your Child
Personal Belief Exemptions for Vaccinations


Emergency Order 2012-01
Media Release - Emergency Order 2012-01 Issued

Recent RECALLS and ALERTS from the
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The St. Clair County Health Department is continuing its efforts to provide timely information to the community regarding public health concerns as they arise. This Health Updates page is your web source for information on new developments as well as updates to existing issues being monitored by the St. Clair County Health Department.

We will be posting documents regarding these health concerns on this web page. The documents will be in PDF format and can be read with Adobe Acrobat Reader, a free software product available for download from Adobe's website at If you have further questions regarding public health issues, please contact the St. Clair County Health Department at (810) 987-5300.

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Other Updates

Bed Bug Resources
Bed Bugs Fact Sheet
Caring for Someone Who is Sick With Influenza
Food Safety Steps During a Power Outage
General Business and Workplace Guidance for Prevention and Control of Influenza
Important Vaccine Info Statement (VIS) Facts 2013-14
Influenza: How to Prevent the Flu and what to do if you get sick
MRSA: What You Should Know
Natural Disasters & Weather Emergencies Fact Sheets
Norovirus Facts
Protect Yourself from MRSA and Other Infections
Rabies Awareness
Scabies Manual
Smart Disposal for Unwanted Medications

Contact Information

St. Clair County Health Department
3415 - 28th Street
Port Huron, MI 48060
10:00 am - 6:30 pm, Monday
Environmental Health services are available additionally on Mondays from 8:00 am - 10:00 am
8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Tuesday - Friday

Phone: (810) 987-5300 (Main Office)
Fax: (810) 985-4487
Email: Public Health