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New York State to expand free Zika Virus testing

Posted at 7:44 AM, Mar 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-10 07:44:29-05

New York State is moving to protect pregnant women from the Zika Virus.

The New York State Department of Health will now offer free Zika Virus testing to any pregnant woman who, during their pregnancy, had unprotected sex with someone who traveled to an area impacted by Zika.

The expansion of testing comes as the state is investigating a case of possible sexual transmission of the Zika Virus.

The state health department already offers testing to pregnant women who themselves have traveled to an affected area.