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CDC Whistleblower Says Test Misses Too Many Zika Cases; US Special Counsel Calls For Review

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The US CDC-promoted Trioplex Zika virus test that won an FDA emergency-use authorization in March is nearly 40% less sensitive than a rival CDC Zika test called Singleplex, a CDC microbiologist whistleblower told superiors in April. A review of his complaints by HHS and CDC did not substantiate that, and CDC demoted him. The US Special Counsel sent a letter to the White House this week asking for further review.

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