|FDA recommends Zika testing for all blood donated in US|
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommended on Friday that all blood donated in the United States and its territories be tested for Zika virus, as it moves to prevent transmission of the virus through the blood supply. The agency's move to expand its previous guideline for blood screening comes after Florida officials on Tuesday announced the first case of Zika transmitted by mosquitoes in Pinellas County, some 265 miles from Miami, where the first locally transmitted U.S. cases were reported. In a statement, the agency said testing of donated blood is already underway in Florida and Puerto Rico, as well as in other areas, and that it has shown to be beneficial in identifying donations infected with Zika virus.
|FDA expands Zika screening to all US blood centers|
WASHINGTON (AP) â The government told all U.S. blood banks Friday to start screening for Zika, a major expansion intended to protect the nation's blood supply from the mosquito-borne virus.
|Striking miners kidnap, kill deputy minister in Bolivia|
Striking Bolivian miners kidnapped and beat to death the country's deputy interior minister in a shocking spasm of violence following weeks of tension over dwindling paychecks in a region hit hard by falling ...
|Killing of 2 nuns leaves gaping hole in poor community|
LEXINGTON, Miss. (AP) â In the poverty-stricken Mississippi community where two nuns were slain, forgiveness for their killer is hard to find, even if forgiveness is what the victims would have wanted.
|'Making a Murderer' attorney seeks more evidence testing|
|MADISON, Wis. (AP) â The attorney for a Wisconsin inmate featured in the hit Netflix documentary series "Making a Murderer" filed a motion Friday seeking permission to perform extensive scientific tests on evidence she believes will show he's innocent.|