US Government Makes 2nd Zika Investment

From Precision Vaccinations
July 1, 2019

July 1st, 2019 – The accurate and rapid diagnosis of infectious disease can lead to greater control of communicable diseases, such as the Zika virus. 

While there have not been any locally-acquired Zika cases in the continental USA reported in 2019, the US Territory of Puerto Rico has reported 18 Zika cases acquired through presumed local mosquito-borne transmission, as of June 6, 2019. 

Since the Zika virus has been linked to serious birth defects, there is a critical need for Zika diagnostics to empower front-line clinicians with point-of-care data to make more informed decisions. 

Receiving test results in minutes will enable better deployment of localized resources during outbreaks. 

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