Robert Segal, MD, co-founder of LabFinder has written a highly informative and timely article for the Huffington Post titled, “What to Know About Zika Virus and the 2016 Rio Olympics”.
Dr. Segal’s article helps you understand everything regarding Zika in terms of first contracting the virus, recognizing its signs and symptoms, and then directs you to diagnostic tests and even where to get tested. All this can help prepare those who may be affected, as well as to help those concerned take necessary precautions to prevent spreading it and worsening this already devastating epidemic.
Key highlights from the article include:
· Advice for anyone who is traveling, or is concerned about Zika to look for resources to educate
themselves on the virus.
· A direct link to LabFinder.com’s Zika Resource center.
· Dr. Segal notes that the only way to know for sure if you have contracted Zika is to get tested for it
and highlights the tests that The FDA has issued Emergency Use Authorization on for diagnosing the
· He advises that if you, or someone you know is attending the Olympics, you should get tested for the
Zika Virus at a nearby lab immediately upon return to the U.S.
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