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Brussels (AFP) - Belgian police have arrested five suspects after a blast overnight Monday at the country's national crime lab just north of Brussels caused major damage but no casualties, prosecutors said.
Swiss pharmaceutical giant Roche said Monday that US regulators had issued emergency authorisation to use its not-yet-approved diagnostic test for detecting the Zika virus in certain circumstances. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a so-called Emergency Use Authorization for the LightMix Zika rRT-PCR test, even though it has yet to receive official clearance, allowing certified labs to use it in the hunt for the mosquito-borne virus. The announcement comes amid growing concern in the United States about Zika, which when it infects pregnant women can cause a severe birth defect known as microcephaly, in which babies develop abnormally small skulls and brains.