FDA advises testing for Zika virus in all donated blood and blood components in the US

U.S. Food and Drug Administration release August 26th, 2016:

As a further safety measure against the emerging Zika virus outbreak, today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a revised guidance recommending universal testing of donated Whole Blood and blood components for Zika virus in the U.S. and its territories.

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Recommendations for Reducing the Risk of Zika Virus Transmission by Blood and Blood Components – FDA



Zika Travel Warning – South Florida

From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Florida Department of Health has identified two areas of Miami-Dade County where Zika is being spread by mosquitoes. In addition to the previously identified area in the Wynwood neighborhood, there is now mosquito-borne spread of Zika virus in a section of Miami Beach.


Zika Miami

Read the full travel warning at the CDC homepage HERE.

CDC Video Zika 101

While this video has good background information, note that as rapid developments in the virus unfold, some parts of the video are currently outdated.   Courtesy Youtube/Centers for Disease Control

Puerto Rico Zika virus updates

The Zika virus has reached epidemic proportions in Puerto Rico.   This page will be updated as more information becomes available.  Please refer to the CDC guidlines on travel to address concerns on travel to Puerto Rico. —–> LINK TO CDC GUIDLINES