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First case of Zika virus in the state confirmed in Ingham county


The first case of Zika virus in Michigan has been confirmed in Ingham county.

Health officials say the 61 year old female contracted Zika on vacation in Barbados, where the virus is present. She returned to Michigan with symptoms a few weeks ago, and the test results confirmed the virus.

The patient was not pregnant. Continue reading

Climate change expert from Caribbean coming to SVSU

Dr. Lorna Inniss- photo courtesy of SVSU.

Dr. Lorna Inniss- photo courtesy of SVSU.

Climate change is a hot topic for many — and for one climate change expert it’s important enough to travel 2,500 miles to Saginaw to talk about it.

On 9/14, Monday night, Saginaw Valley State University is hosting Dr. Lorna Inniss. She’s the Director of the Coastal Zone Management Unit in Barbados. Continue reading