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WHO Issues Guidance For Blood Supply Collections In Zika-Hit Nations

New York Times: WHO Advises Caution, but Not a Halt, in Blood Collection in Zika-Affected Areas
“The World Health Organization issued recommendations on Friday for safeguarding the blood supply from the Zika virus, but said blood collection might need to continue in some affected areas, despite concerns that the virus may be linked to birth defects and a form of temporary paralysis. The Food and Drug Administration recently advised that United States territories with active Zika transmission…” (Saint Louis, 2/19).

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