FDA tells Fla. counties to stop collecting blood, citing Zika

July 28, 2016 10:14 PM

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The Food and Drug Administration told two of Florida’s most-populous counties to stop collecting blood until they are able to screen each donated unit for Zika, citing fears that mosquitoes are finally spreading the virus on the U.S. mainland.

The advice to Miami-Dade and Broward counties is in direct response to four mysterious cases that don’t appear to be linked to travel.

Also read: Four new cases of Zika reported Thursday

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