21 August 2016 (Sunday) - Zika virus

Food for thought… for all that the media is alive with panic about zika virus here’s something of direct relevance. Can zika be passed on by blood transfusions? I expect so – other viruses such as hepatitis can be.
It would seem there is a test which might be used; although it is still in the experimental phase. Screening out the likely carriers will be the way forward for the time being…

However I wonder if this will be a realistic problem, or just media generated hype?

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