The Zika ThreatASM Acts to Counter Zika Virus Outbreak.
The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) is the largest educational, professional, and scientific society dedicated to the advancement of the microbiological sciences and their application for the common good. The Society represents more than 40,000 microbiologists, including scientists and science administrators in academic, industry and government institutions working in a variety of areas, including biomedical, environmental, and clinical microbiology. In response to the notice announcing the availability of the draft document, "Guidance for Industry: Use of Nucleic Acid Tests on Pooled and Individual Samples from Donors of Whole Blood and Blood Components for Transfusion to Adequately and Appropriately Reduce the Risk of Transmission of HIV-1 and HCV, published in the Federal Register on April 9, 2002, the ASM provides the following comments:
We appreciate the opportunity to comment and would be pleased to respond to any questions or requests for additional information.