State health officials are warning Michiganders headed south on vacation this winter to be aware that Zika is still a major health threat.
The mosquito-borne virus can cause serious birth defects. The Centers for Disease Control reports people have been infected in Florida, Texas, and Puerto Rico, as well as the Caribbean and South America.
Dr. Eden Wells is Michigan’s chief medical executive. She’s concerned travelers may be less worried because Zika has not been in the news very much lately.