Zika In US: FDA Suspends Blood Donations In 2 Florida Counties Amid Virus Threat

July 29, 2016 8:36 AM

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Blood centers in two Florida counties have been instructed by federal authorities to stop collections till all units of blood are screened for the Zika virus amid investigations into four cases that could indicate the first instances of the infection being spread by mosquitoes on the United States mainland.

According to a statement on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website, blood centers in the Miami and Fort Lauderdale areas were asked to suspend collecting blood. Florida health officials are saying that the infections may not be linked to travel outside the U.S. However, there is no conf...

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