The Zika fight continues, not just against the disease, but also in the halls of Congress. House and Senate members are still discussing what the final dollar amount should be to combat the virus, and many are wondering what’s taking so long.
There are false reports circulating that some FDA rules were being lifted regarding blood donation and this is simply not true. The blood center is mandated to follow all guidelines for blood donation at all times.
A top U.S. health official says the congressional delay in approving money to fight Zika is impeding efforts to control the mosquitoes that transmit the virus, to find better tools to diagnose the disease and to develop a vaccine.
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