Tuesday, February 2, 2016

WHO declares alert : Zika virus a global public health

WHO - The World Health Organization on yesterday states that, the mosquito-borne Zika virus to be an international public health emergency as the disease linked to thousands of birth defects in Brazil country spreads speedily. Click For Share tips WHO Director-General Margaret Chan told reporters an international coordinated response was required, however limitations on travel or trade were not necessary.

The emergency designation was recommended by a committee of independent experts to the UN(United Nations) agency following criticism of a hesitant response so far. The move should assist fast-track international action and research priorities.

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