Commercial test for Zika virus could be available within weeks

February 12, 2016 5:48 PM

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A test to more easily diagnose the Zika virus could be available within weeks, not years, the World Health Organization said Friday.

Because Zika is a relatively new health concern, there are no commercially available tests for doctors to administer to their patients. Only labs at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and a handful of states currently are capable of diagnosing an infection.

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