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How concerned should we be about Michigan testing for Zika, other diseases?

The Asian Tiger Mosquito is a carrier of Zika virus
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The Asian Tiger Mosquito is a carrier of Zika virus

The state of Michigan is beginning diagnostic testing for three viral diseases: Zika, dengue, and chikungunya.

Each of these is carried by mosquitos, which many Michiganders know are all too common in the summertime. 

Dr. Eden Wells, the chief medical executive for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, joined Stateside to tell us more about the testing and how concerned Michiganders should be.