FYI – FDA works to defer blood donations in face of spread of Zika virus – JWnews

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says it is working to defer blood donations from travelers who have visited one of the regions where the Zika virus is prevalent.

The agency said Thursday that the goal is to protect the blood supply in the United States.

The FDA says it also will put into place recommendations for U.S. territories affected by Zika.

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