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Researchers Aim To Develop Quick, Accurate Diagnostic Tests For Zika

San Francisco Chronicle: Bay Area researchers scramble to create tests for Zika virus
“…[A] widely available quick and accurate diagnostic test approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration would allow doctors to refer patients suspected of having the mosquito-borne virus to local medical labs anywhere. ‘We don’t have widespread use of good laboratory tests,’ said Josh Michaud, associate director of global health policy for the Kaiser Family Foundation. ‘If there was widespread use of a good test, you could have a much better handle on how the disease is spreading, who’s getting the disease, who’s most at risk.’…” (Colliver, 3/11).

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