FDA Suggests Testing All Donated Blood for Zika

August 26, 2016 7:35 PM

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All blood donations should be tested for the Zika virus, the Food and Drug Administration said Friday.

Zika can spread invisibly, so it's safest to test all blood donations for the virus, which causes severe birth defects if pregnant women get it and which can cause a paralyzing condition called Guillain Barre syndrome.

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