Zika Virus Is Officially An International Emergency, Declares WHO

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Zika Virus Is Officially An International Emergency, Declares WHO

Post  kelee877 on Tue Feb 02, 2016 4:13 am

cheers Here we go again...I wonder how many times they can cry wolf


The World Health Organization declared an international emergency on Monday over the explosive spread of the mosquito-borne Zika virus, which is linked to birth defects in the Americas, saying it is an "extraordinary event.''

The U.N. health agency convened an emergency meeting of independent experts in Geneva to assess the outbreak after noting a suspicious link between Zika's arrival in Brazil last year and a surge in the number of babies born with abnormally small heads.

"After a review of the evidence, the committee advised that the clusters of microcephaly and other neurological complications constitute an extraordinary event and public health threat to other parts of the world,'' WHO Director-General Margaret Chan said.

WHO estimates there could be up to 4 million cases of Zika in the Americas in the next year, but no recommendations were made to restrict travel or trade.

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2016/02/01/zika-emergency_n_9133180.html
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