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Screening all blood donations for Zika ‘misguided,’ Seattle-area expert says

FILE – This Aug. 20, 2013 file photo shows blood donated in Indianapolis. On Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, the Food and Drug Administration recommended that all U.S.

The Bloodworks Northwest president objects to a federal move to recommend Zika screening of all donations in the U.S. In Washington, the mosquitoes that spread Zika haven’t been found.

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