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Botched Zika Testing at D.C. Public Health Lab Was a Failure of ‘Basic Arithmetic’

February 27, 2017

(The Washington Post) – When Anthony Tran took over the District’s public health lab late last year, he had a feeling something was wrong with its testing for the Zika virus. He had just come from the public health lab in New York City, where technicians had been finding markers for Zika in the blood of arriving travelers almost every day. In the smaller, but still international, city of Washington, the same test was negative — every time.

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