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U.S. health officials seek emergency approval to use diagnostic test for new coronavirus

Reuters Thursday, 23 January 2020
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday it is seeking special emergency authorization from the Food and Drug Administration to allow U.S. states to use a CDC-developed diagnostic test to detect the new coronavirus from China.
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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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