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.

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