Thursday, July 28, 2016

Sea levels arising, zika's a-biting ... and still no word from the Florida Department of Health on pediatric cancer clusters in Miami-Dade ... by gimleteye

Florida - Zika: FDA is requesting that all blood establishments in Miami-Dade County and Broward County cease collecting blood immediately (July 27, 2016)
Today, 11:56 AM
Advice to Blood Collection Establishments on Non-Travel Related Cases of Zika Virus in Florida

July 27, 2016

The Office of the ‎Florida Department of Health State Surgeon General has announced that it is conducting an epidemiological investigation into a number of non-travel related cases of Zika virus in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties. These may be the first cases of local Zika virus transmission by mosquitoes in the continental United States. Miami-Dade County and Broward County are adjacent counties in South Florida.

In consideration of the possibility of an emerging local outbreak of Zika virus, and as a prudent measure to help assure the safety of blood and blood products, FDA is requesting that all blood establishments in Miami-Dade County and Broward County cease collecting blood immediately until the blood establishments implement testing of each individual unit of blood collected in the two counties with an available investigational donor screening test for Zika virus RNA or until the blood establishments implement the use of an approved or investigational pathogen inactivation technology.

Additionally, FDA recommends that adjacent and nearby counties implement the precautions above to help maintain the safety of the blood supply as soon as possible.

For blood collection establishments outside of this region, FDA suggests that donors who have traveled to Miami-Dade and Broward Counties during the previous 4 weeks be deferred.

FDA will continue to monitor this potential outbreak in cooperation with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Florida State public health authorities and provide updates as additional information becomes available.


cyndi said...

Don't hold your breath. No one ever came to help us with our toxic algae that was in the air.

Alexandria said...

Well with the fact that FDEP raised the bar in chemicals which will kill us in the long term Does it really matter if they put off Cancer Clusters for another 10 years? The fact that they (FDEP) let FPL continue to be one of the biggest polluters in the State saying it's okay for Turkey Point & St. Lucie Nuclear power plants to poison the water while their Gas / Oil fired plants spew millions of tons of crap in the air without factoring in Humidity. Disney, Water Farming, Ocean Outfall,Deep Well Injection, mining, Sugar,and Over development makes Florida a red hot mess. The idiot savants, masses of asses, need to wake up and demand that they Stop it now. Everyone needs to pickup a pitch fork and take a ride to Tallahassee where the Public Service Commission, Florida Department of Environmental Protection , Rick Scott, and waste of time Pam Bondi are and oust them, demand a recall, impeach. Hell they should be tried for theft and murder. Their actions and complete indifference to the eventual demise of our lives and land is a crime. Once again I hope karma gets them first.

Anonymous said...

It makes sense. Why contaminate everyone else with our potential zika-infected blood? Looking at our waterways where mosquitoes breed, any kind of strange mutation is possible. And if we get bitten by one that came out of that water, there is no telling what kind of disease we may get.