New Zika Test Cuts Time From 3 Weeks To 20 Minutes

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Now it takes less time to test for Zika.

Patients who think they have the Zika virus can know the answer in as little as 20 minutes. Previously it took at least three weeks before suspected patients knew if they had the virus. The test was recently approved to be produced and sold in South America. Travel warnings have been advised for pregnant women. The Zika virus can lead to deformities in babies. Just last week over 100 international doctors called for the Olympics to be moved or postponed until the situation was under control.


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