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U.S. CDC seeks emergency approval to use diagnostic test for coronavirus

Reuters Thursday, 23 January 2020
U.S. CDC is seeking emergency authorization from the Food and Drug Administration to allow states to use its diagnostic test for coronavirus outbreak, a CDC spokesman said on Thursday.
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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday made an announcement. It is seeking special emergency authorization from the Food and Drug Administration. This would be to allow U.S. states to use a CDC-developed diagnostic test to detect the new coronavirus. The coronavirus,...

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