Zika Virus Test Available in the U.S.


ATLANTA – Starting today, U.S. doctors will have access to a new test for the Zika virus. Quest diagnostics says the FDA has given its Zika blood test emergency use authorization.  Doctors should be able to get results within 3 to 5 days.

Zika can lead to severe birth defects and is spread mainly by mosquitos.

The Centers for Disease Control says pregnant women at risk for Zika should be tested.


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