Never Leave Your Child Alone In A Car, Not Even For A Minute
A: Avoid heatstroke-related injury and death by Never Leaving Your Child Alone In A Car, Not Even For A Minute. And make sure to keep your car locked when you're not in it so kids don't get in on their own.
C: Create reminders by putting something in the back of your car next to your child such as a briefcase, a purse or a cell phone that is needed at your final destination.
T: Take Action. If you see a child in a car alone, call 911. Emergency personnel want you to call. They are trained to respond to these situations. One call could save a life.
Cookouts & Grilling Safety:
A true "Grill Master" always knows to clean, separate, cook and chill to ensure a pleasant cookout for all. Make sure you understand safe temperatures & Proper handling of raw meat. Don't forget to extinguish your grill and let it cool when you are done. Click here for "Grill Master" tips & more about Food Safety.
Whether you're chilling at the pool, beach or waterpark, remember that drowning can occur in as little as 1 inch of water. Never swim alone or leave children unattended near water. Take steps to stay safe around water.
Stay cool, hydrated & informed this summer:
In extreme heat, it's important to stay hydrated by drinking more water than usual. Protect yourself from extreme heat. Click here for more information .
Mosquitoes - What You Need To Know
Mosquito Bite Prevention
West Nile Virus
Van Buren & Cass County Mosquito Surveillance
On behalf of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, the Van Buren/Cass District Health Department is conducting a mosquito trapping program for species surveillance. This program is designed to monitor what level of threat Michigan may face in regards to the Zika Virus and other mosquito transmitted diseases.
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Tick season is here!
VBCassDHD along with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is encouraging all Michigan Residents to protect themselves from ticks.
Wear Repellent (with DEET)
Check for Ticks Daily
Shower soon after being outdoors
Call your doctor if you get a fever or rash.
If you do find a tick attached to your skin, there's no need to panic! Click here to learn How to Remove a Tick.
Preschool & Kindergarten Hearing & Vision Screening
Your Child’s Hearing & Vision impacts their success in school.
You’ve watched your child… Develop, Grow and Learn Now it’s time to prepare your child for success in school. Have Your Child’s Hearing and Vision Tested Beginning at Age 3 And Again Just Before the Start of Kindergarten.
Your VanBuren-Cass District Health Department has scheduled FREE Preschool & Kindergarten Screening clinics.
Did you know that vaccine-preventable diseases are on the rise in Michigan?
We’re proud to partner with @IVaccinate to help keep Michigan’s kids safe and healthy.
Michigan's First Case of Rabies for 2017 Confirmed in Bat
Drug Resistant Gonorrhea: An Urgent Public Health Issue
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News from the Van Buren / Cass District Health Department
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