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US Officials: Work On Tests To Discern Zika From Dengue Could Slow Without Steady Federal Funding

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Scientists from US FDA and other health agencies are working to develop and rapidly approve tests that can clearly and quickly detect Zika virus from Dengue fever. But without a steady source of funding for countermeasures, progress to fight Zika may slow, even while the emergence of mosquito-borne diseases accelerates, agency officials said.

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