2017-11-23 / News Briefs

In brief

Drunken driving enforcement begins

LANSING — Increased drunken driving enforcement patrols will take place throughout the state from Wednesday, Nov. 22, through Sunday, Dec. 10, according to the state Office of Highway Safety Planning.

In 2016, 416 people died in Michigan as a result of alcohol and/or drug-involved traffic crashes. During the same time, 2,986 (31 percent) of drivers in alcohol-involved crashes were age 25 to 34, and 2,279 (23.7 percent) were 24 years old or younger, OHSP records show. — L.R.

Annual YMCA Santa Run/Walk coming up

FLINT — The YMCA of Greater Flint’s annual family Santa Run/Walk will take place Saturday, Dec. 2, in downtown Flint. Choose from one-mile or 5K routes. Participants receive Santa suits with beards. Register online at https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Flint/SantaFamilyRunandWalk.

Proceeds benefit the YMCA’s Partner with Youth campaign which provides scholarships for families and youngsters to attend YMCA Camp Copneconic, various YMCA programs and membership. — L.R.

Beware look-alike SOS sites

LANSING — Secretary of State Ruth Johnson is advising residents to watch out for motor-vehicle look-alike site.

“Watch out for sites that aren’t official state of Michigan sites that pop up in a web search,” John said. “Those unofficial sites may charge you unnecessary fees and provide inaccurate information.”

The official Secretary of State website is accessible at Michigan.gov/sos or ExpressSOS.com. — L.R.

3 new Hepatitis A cases reported

FLINT — The Genesee County Health Department reports three new Hepatitis A cases for October. In 2017, five confirmed cases were reported in Genesee County. There is an ongoing outbreak of Hepatitis A across Michigan, with cases associated with the outbreak being reported from the City of Detroit and the counties of Macomb, Wayne, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw, Monroe, Ingham, Livingston, Sanilac, Lapeer, Calhoun, Clare, Isabella, Hillsdale and Huron. One case from Genesee County was linked to this outbreak.

Since Aug. 1, more than 495 confirmed have been reported to be associated with the outbreak in Michigan, the health department advises.

Hepatitis A, is a vaccine-preventable disease, is an infection of the liver caused by a virus. Symptoms include sudden abdominal pain, dark urine, nausea, fatigue, diarrhea, headache, fever, loss of appetite and vomiting followed by yellowing of the eyes or skin. — L.R.

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