Zika prompts FDA to curb blood collection in Florida

July 28, 2016 11:43 PM

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Zika prompts FDA to curb blood collection in Florida

Based on Florida's investigation into the first possible locally acquired Zika virus cases in the continental United States, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) yesterday asked blood establishments in the two affected neighboring counties to immediately stop collecting blood.

In other developments, Zika infection numbers in Puerto Rico continue to rise at a fast clip, along with further increases in US travelers, including several pregnant women.

Also read: Florida No Longer an Active Zika Zone, Officials Say

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