Zika no threat to plasma-derived drugs, says EU regulator

September 21, 2016 4:17 PM

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Zika no threat to plasma-derived drugs, says EU regulator

LONDON – Patients who take medicines derived from blood plasma or urine are not at increased risk of catching Zika, even if the body fluids come from countries where the virus is prevalent, Europe's drugs regulator said on Wednesday.

Plasma-derived products are used to treat some serious blood conditions and to help fight infections, while urine-based medicines include certain hormone treatments and therapies to help break up blood clots.

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