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Zika Virus Reported in Michigan

Wednesday, February 24, 2016  
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According to a February 24, 2016 news release from the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services (MDHHS), Michigan health officials have identified the first confirmed case of Zika virus in a Michigan resident.

The patient, an Ingham County female, contracted the virus when she traveled to a country where Zika virus is being transmitted. The patient presented symptoms upon return and is not pregnant.

MDHHS reminds Michigan residents traveling to warmer climates, or areas where Zika virus is present, to take precautions to prevent mosquito bites, and if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, to consider postponing the trip.

For the most up-to-date information on the Zika virus, visit the CDC's website.

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Source: Michigan Department of Health & Human Services

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