NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health today announced the US Food and Drug Administration granted emergency use authorization for the CII-ArboViroPlex rRT-PCR test for the simultaneous detection of the Zika virus, along with other similar Flaviviruses.

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