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    Health officials confirm first Michigan case of Zika virus

    POSTED: 03:21 PM EST Feb 24, 2016 UPDATED: 03:22 PM EST Feb 24, 2016
    LANSING, Mich. -

    Michigan health officials have identified the first confirmed case of Zika virus in the state. The patient is a female resident of Ingham County.

    Officials say the woman contracted the virus when traveling in a country where Zika virus is being transmitted. The woman was not pregnant and experienced symptoms shortly after her return to Michigan, authorities say.

    “This is the time of year when many Michigan residents are traveling to warmer climates. If you have plans to travel to areas where Zika virus is present, take precautions to prevent mosquito bites. If you are pregnant, or may become pregnant, consider postponing your trip,” says Dr. Eden Wells, chief medical executive at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
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    http://www.wsbt.com/news/local/healt...virus/38170618

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    Michigan reports first confirmed case of Zika virus

    Jim Lynch, The Detroit News 3:29 p.m. EST February 24, 2016

    State health officials on Wednesday confirmed the first case of Zika virus in a Michigan resident.

    An Ingham County female is believed to have contracted the virus during a recent trip to a foreign country. She was not pregnant but experienced Zika symptoms upon her return to the state.

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    http://www.detroitnews.com/story/new...irus/80866156/
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    More Michigan travelers showing Zika symptoms

    POSTED:FEB 26 2016 09:39PM EST
    UPDATED:FEB 26 2016 10:12PM EST
    DETROIT (WJBK) -

    More people flying home through Detroit Metro Airport are showing signs they may have the Zika virus.
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    Local health departments are working to keep Zika out of Michigan, testing anyone reporting symptoms. New numbers Friday show 59 people in Metro Detroit are having to get tested. So far in Oakland county, 24 people are being tested for the disease and 35 more in Wayne Macomb and Washtenaw counties. Six of those tests have come back negative, the rest are pending.

    Experts predict the outbreak to continue to get worse through the summer Olympics in Brazil. There has been one confirmed case of the Zika virus in Michigan - a 61-year-old Lansing area woman, who contracted it during a trip to Barbados and has since recovered.
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    http://www.fox2detroit.com/news/loca...98099964-story
    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
    -Nelson Mandela

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