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Actions Needed to Address the Challenges of Responding to Zika Virus Disease Outbreaks

GAO is making five recommendations to FDA and CDC, including that CDC establish a transparent process for providing test manufacturers access to diagnostic tests and FDA and CDC provide information to help ensure that users of diagnostic tests can compare performance. Agencies agreed with four recommendations but raised some concerns with the fifth. GAO has addressed these concerns in the report.
GAO-17-445, May 23
• Report: http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-17-445
• Highlights: http://www.gao.gov/assets/690/684836.pdf
• Podcast: http://www.gao.gov/multimedia/podcasts/684715

GAO-17-612T, May 23
• Testimony: http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-17-612T
• Highlights: http://www.gao.gov/assets/690/684839.pdf