FDA recommends Zika virus testing on all donated blood in USA

Blood Testing for Zika Virus
Blood Testing for Zika Virus

On August 26, 2016, The US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) recommended universal Zika virus testing of all donatedĀ  blood. Previously, the FDA recommended Zika virus testing only in blood donations in areas with active Zika virus transmission. It recommends that all testingĀ  be performed with a blood screening test authorized for use by the FDA under an investigational new drug (IND) application.

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To read the entire US FDA Press Release, visit http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm518218.htm