- Recent Hepatitis A outbreak in Michigan
- LARA warns medical marijuana users of the possibility of infected marijuana
In the past few months there has been a significant increase in Hepatitis A cases throughout Michigan, enough in fact to be labeled an outbreak. LARA has recently sent out a notice of this outbreak as well, outlining the steps that can be taken to prevent the spread of the disease which will be linked at the bottom of this post. Hepatitis A is a strong virus that can survive for over sixty days on dried marijuana, kept at room temperature at low humidity (the conditions most marijuana is stored). The virus has been linked to the handling and using of marijuana and other drugs. LARA strongly recommends that marijuana users go get vaccinated, if they haven’t already. Protect yourself and your loved ones from this dangerous virus!!
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Michigan Department of Human Health Services link
Handwashing Flyer can be found here
Disinfection Guidelines can be found here