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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Although Brazilian health plan operators are required to cover costs of tests for the detection of dengue and chikungunya fever, the National Complementary Health Agency (ANS) has not made it mandatory for health plans to cover the test to detect the Zika virus.

According to the ANS, the presence of the virus, which is also transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito may be detected by the exclusion of dengue and the chikungunya fever viruses along with clinical symptoms of the Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?