Bay Area Researchers Scramble To Create Tests For Zika Virus

Published: Mar 15, 2016

Researchers around the country, including the Bay Area, are scrambling to create tests that can quickly and accurately diagnose the Zika virus in patients.

For now, most samples are sent to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for testing, a process that can take days or weeks. But 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.

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