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US Broadens Guidelines for Zika Testing

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has broadened its guidance on testing donated blood for the Zika virus, saying now that such blood should be tested before use. The FDA released its new guidelines on Friday, saying it updated its recommendation after consideration of all scientific evidence and the potential serious health consequences of Zika virus infection to unborn children and pregnant mothers. Previously, blood had only been tested in areas where Zika outbreaks had been...

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