New York Health Dept. Expands Zika-Testing Guidelines

August 9, 2016 7:10 PM

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New York Health Dept. Expands Zika-Testing Guidelines

In an effort to detect any local transmission of the Zika virus, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene on Tuesday expanded the guidelines on who should be tested for the disease to include anyone with its most-common symptoms.

Previously officials said only those who had traveled to a Zika-affected region or their sexual partners should be tested.

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