FDA recommends screening all blood donations for Zika

August 26, 2016 3:06 PM

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The Food and Drug Administration on Friday recommended expanding the screening process for all blood donations in the U.S. as a precaution against contaminating the blood supply with the mosquito-borne Zika virus.

The new recommendation expands the guidance to all U.S. states and territories. Previously, the FDA only advised screening in areas with active Zika cases, such as parts of Florida and throughout Puerto Rico.

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