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    Georgia Blood Supplier To Start Testing Donors For Zika

    By STEPHANNIE STOKES • 19 HOURS AGO
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    It comes as officials in Florida investigate several cases of the virus, which are believed to be the first transmitted by mosquitos on the U.S. mainland.

    Jill Evans, vice president of blood supplier LifeSouth, said they're testing at their three Georgia locations, starting Tuesday, as an extra precaution.

    “The blood donors who come to us are healthy,” said Evans, “but they may have Zika virus, because 80 percent of the people who contract Zika are asymptomatic.”
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    http://news.wabe.org/post/georgia-bl...ng-donors-zika
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