U.S. ships safe blood to Zika-hit Puerto Rico

March 8, 2016 12:01 PM

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U.S. ships safe blood to Zika-hit Puerto Rico

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said it was arranging and funding shipments of blood products to Puerto Rico to ensure an adequate supply of safe blood as the U.S. territory struggles with an outbreak of the mosquito-borne Zika virus.

The first batch arrived in cash-strapped Puerto Rico on Saturday, the HHS said in a statement on Monday. (http://1.usa.gov/1QCj7LK)

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