Cuomo Directs Health Department to Expand Zika Testing

Cuomo Directs Health Department to Expand Zika Testing

Overview

By Web Staff

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has directed the state Department of Health to expand free Zika virus testing to all pregnant women who during their pregnancy had unprotected sex with a partner who traveled to an area with Zika virus transmission.

This request comes as the Department of Health investigates a case of possible sexual transmission of the Zika virus.

So far, the Department of Health has tested samples from more than 1,400 patients and 40 have tested positive for Zika virus.