MEDIA COVERAGE: Vista Clinical’s Zika Test

Cases of mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission see daily increases in Florida.
Follow Vista Clinical’s media coverage and stay informed.

Vista Clinical on News 13 and Bay News 9
News 13 – covering Central Florida’s news, weather, and traffic – featured a segment on Vista Clinical’s Zika testing. The segment was featured on the News 13 website. Watch the News 13 segment here. September 23-24, 2016.

The segment was also featured on the Bay News 9 website. Watch the Bay News 9 segment here. September 23-24, 2016.

NPR Reports on Zika Testing Delays & Anxiety for Pregnant Women
Featured on Shots, NPR’s health news, a reporter in Miami describes the impact of delayed Zika test results for pregnant women – a firsthand narrative based on her own experience and anxiety as a pregnant woman awaiting test results. Read the NPR Health News article here. September 20, 2016.

Vista Clinical in The Orlando Sentinel
The Orlando Sentinel posted an informative piece on Zika online and included Vista Clinical as an option for testing. Read the Orlando Sentinel article here. September 19, 2016.

Testing Backlogs for Zika Virus
The Miami Herald reports on the state of Zika testing with the Health Department, who is overwhelmed by the specimens with current turnaround times ranging from three to five weeks! Read the Miami Herald article here. September 15, 2016.

Vista Clinical in The Villages Suntimes
The Villages Suntimes included Vista Clinical in their story on Zika cases reported in Thailand. Vista Clinical is mentioned as a way for people to get tested. Read The Villages Suntimes article here. September 15, 2016.

Vista Clinical on News 4 Jax‘s Zika Coverage
In a news update on the Zika virus and what options are being offered for testing, WJXT’s News 4 Jax featured Vista Clinical’s Zika test services, and our very own Orange Park phlebotomist Tiffani Hogan. Read the News 4 Jax article here. Watch the news segment here. September 14, 2016.

Zika Virus Transmission through Bodily Fluids?
A Zika virus case in Utah leaves investigators stumped – without any exposure to mosquitos carrying the virus and sexual transmission ruled out, scientists wonder if this Utah man contracted the virus through a bodily fluid. Read The Scientist article here.

ZIKA – An STD?
Anyone in an active transmission area (like Florida) who is sexually active can play a part in spreading Zika and should consider getting tested – women who are able to get pregnant (of a reproductive age), especially, as well as males who are having unprotected sex. Read the Vice article here.

Vista Clinical in Medical Tourism Magazine
Medical Tourism Magazine included Vista Clinical’s Zika test in a story on how snowbirds can best protect themselves from Zika in Florida. Read the Medical Tourism Magazine article here. September 13, 2016.

Funding to Combat Zika in Florida
Governor Rick Scott urges Congress to raise federal funding to combat the Zika virus, which sees a daily increase in its presence in Florida.  Read the Health News Florida article here. September 13, 2016.

Zika Testing at Vista Clinical
Frequent testing is a key component in diagnosing, tracking, and limiting the transmission of Zika virus. Find a Patient Service Center near you here.

All materials pertaining to Vista’s Zika test can be found here.

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