CDC Warns of Potential Increased Risk to Blood and Tissue Safety for Certain FL Counties
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has identified the potential for increased risk to blood and tissue safety in Miami-Dade County starting on June 15, 2016. The potential risk in Miami-Dade County did not meet the threshold for designation as an area of active transmission until July 29, 2016. The CDC has also identified that since June 15, 2016, there has been a potential increased risk to blood and tissue safety in Broward and Palm Beach counties because of local travel of residents of these counties to areas of active transmission in Florida.
To protect the US blood and tissue supply, CDC in collaboration with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) defines areas of active Zika virus transmission as having two or more locally acquired cases of Zika virus infection within 45 days. These defined areas of risk can be different from areas for which CDC has issued travel guidance because of concerns about potential risk for blood and tissue safety.
The following are areas of active transmission of Zika virus in the continental United States for the purpose of blood and tissue safety intervention:
- Miami-Dade County, Florida - As of July 29, 2016
Florida Department of Health Confirms Local Transmission
- Cameron County, Texas – As of December 9, 2016
Texas Announces Additional Local Zika Cases in Cameron County
The following are previously listed areas of active transmission of Zika virus in the continental United States for the purpose of blood and tissue safety intervention:
- Palm Beach County, Florida – From August 24, 2016 – November 2, 2016
Florida Department of Health Zika Update
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