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Nine cases of the Zika virus have been confirmed in west Michigan in Ottawa County.


Kristina Wieghmink, with the Ottawa County Department of Public Health, says they are all travel related cases in people ranging in age from a teen to 50, but there are no pregnant women infected.


She has advice for anyone traveling to countries where Zika is prevalent.


Making sure people are cautious when traveling to these areas where's there's Zika virus. Making sure you're wearing your bug spray and stay indoors whenever possible,” she says.

Wieghmink says they do have other pending cases of Zika in the county and there have been other cases throughout the state.



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