Stories tagged: "monkeypox"

Michigan's health officials plan to expand wastewater testing to include polio, shown above. (Centers for Disease Control)
How Michigan is Flushing Its Way to Better Public Health

How wastewater testing during the COVID-19 pandemic helped Michigan prepare to fight other diseases, like polio.

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MI College Students: Is Your School Ready for Monkeypox?

As dorm dwellers across Michigan start their fall semesters, should they worry about monkeypox? Public university administrators are grappling with the same question.

Health Officials: Michigan Has First Probable Monkeypox Case

Michigan’s first probable case of monkeypox has been identified in suburban Detroit.

Monkeypox Hasn’t Hit Michigan. Here’s What to Know if it Does. 

NEED TO KNOW: There are currently no confirmed cases of monkeypox in Michigan.  The disease is contracted through skin-to-skin contact with an infected person.  If you get monkeybox, your illness is not likely to become severe.  MICHIGAN — Monkeypox doesn’t look pretty, but the virus isn’t severe – that’s the first thing to know. And...