Brazil to Distribute 3.5 Million Fast-Detecting Zika Tests

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Summer is around the corner in Brazil and with the hot weather comes mosquitos and possible diseases. Although Brazilian health officials have stated that they do not expect a surge in Zika infections as those seen at the beginning of this year, with the summer fast approaching authorities are taking no chances. Brazil’s Ministry of Health announced last week it was distributing 3.5 million tests to rapidly identify the Zika virus.

“In addition to being fast, this is the first Zika test that allows detection of previous infection . . .

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