The Food and Drug Administration Nov. 9 cleared for marketing the Flowflex COVID-19 Antigen Home Test, the first COVID-19 antigen test and second COVID-19 at-home test to successfully complete traditional premarket review.

In other news, the agency yesterday approved the first chikungunya vaccine for adults at increased risk of exposure to the virus, primarily through travel to regions of Africa, Southeast Asia and the Americas where mosquitos carry the virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last year reported 81 travel-associated cases. Locally acquired cases were reported in Florida in 2014 and Texas in 2015.

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