U.S. to Halt Blood Donation by Travelers to Areas With Zika

  • FDA is working to rapidly implement blood donor deferral
  • Agency won't speculate on specific timing of implementation

How Quickly Is the Zika Virus Spreading in Brazil?

People who have traveled to regions affected by the Zika virus will be temporarily stopped from donating blood in the U.S., the latest precaution against an infection tied to birth defect risks in pregnant womenthat has been rapidly spreading in part of Latin America.

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