The Costs of Zika

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The Zika Virus epidemic continues and will impose costs into the future. The World Health Organization has moved Zika off its “Emergency” list and onto its chronic problems list. Hopes of a quick containment have been replaced by a long term strategy.

Zika can be transmitted in blood products in addition to mosquito bites. The FDA has mandated that all blood donations be screened for Zika. To date, over a half million blood donations have been…

Source: Living With Insects Blog

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