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There have been eight cases of West Nile Virus confirmed in Michigan so far this year.  

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State wildlife officials said winter weather often causes large fish die offs in Michigan. Ice cover on lakes and streams reduces oxygen levels and aquatic life essentially suffocates. Now, the DNR is announcing an online system for people to report mass quantities of dead fish that surface in the spring.

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Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the country. And Michigan ranked 8th nationally in heart related deaths in 2016.

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The Hepatitis A outbreak in Michigan has found its way to northern Michigan and public health officials are urging anyone who’s considered high risk to get vaccinated.

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Michigan isn’t adequately prepared to face a natural disaster, disease outbreak, or bioterrorism according to a new national health study.