The agency uses an emergency use authorization to allow distribution of the diagnostic kits.
The World Health Organization has just declared the outbreak a global health emergency.
In this uncertain time of constantly changing news and updates that often stress response efforts, it is important to focus on opportunities for prevention and ensuring staff have the right information.
Nancy Messonnier, MD, director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases: "The situation is evolving rapidly."
Testing on human subjects could begin in 3 months.
But “it may become one yet,” warns WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
Panel of WHO health experts will reconvene tomorrow.
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, MD, the director-general of WHO, said that “never has the threat of antimicrobial resistance been more immediate and the need for solutions more urgent."
Health officials closely monitoring the situation.
Rebecca Leach, RN, BSN, MPH, CIC, speaks to Infection Control Today about dealing with respiratory illnesses during the flu season.