Last updated: October 22, 2017

FDA recommends Zika testing for all blood donated in U.S.

File photo shows an Aedes aegypti mosquito inside a test tube as part of a research on preventing the spread of the Zika virus and other mosquito-borne diseases at a control and prevention center in Guadalupe, neighbouring Monterrey(Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommended on Friday that all blood donated in the United States and its territories be tested for Zika virus, as it moves to prevent transmission of the virus through the blood supply. The agency's move to expand its previous guideline for blood screening comes after Florida officials on Tuesday announced the first case of Zika transmitted by mosquitoes in Pinellas County near Miami, where the first locally transmitted U.S. cases were reported. The FDA last month ordered blood banks in Florida's two most densely populated counties – Miami-Dade County and Broward County – to stop collecting blood.



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