CARPHA Must Receive Zika Blood Samples Within 5 Days of First Symptom

Zika blood samples for lab confirmation must be taken and sent to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) no more than five days from the onset of the first sign and/or symptom. Executive Director, CARPHA, Dr. C. James Hospedales explained that CARPHA uses RT-PCR (molecular) tests for laboratory confirmation of the Zika virus infection.  Read more


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