July 9, 2018

FDA: US will no longer perform Zika tests on individual blood donations

By: Judy Mathias
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Editor’s Note

The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) on July 6 announced that individual blood donations no longer need to be screened for Zika virus, “unless there is an increased risk of local mosquito-borne transmission of Zika virus in a specific geographic area that would trigger individual donation testing in that location.”

The FDA now recommends blood establishments run Zika tests on pooled donations.

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