The Zika Virus – Global Health Emergency

Update: The World Health Organization has declared the Zika virus an international public health emergency, prompted by growing concern that it could cause birth defects. As many as four million people could be infected by the end of the year. Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have urged pregnant women against travel to about two dozen countries, mostly in the Caribbean and Latin America, where the outbreak is growing. A rare case of the Zika virus being transmitted through sex, not a mosquito bite, has been reported in the US. What is the Zika Virus? The...

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