Friday, November 18, 2016

Zika Virus No Longer an "Emergency"

Recently the World Health Organization has lifted its nine-month declaration on the Zika virus, which means that they are recognizing the epidemic is here to stay. The infection has been linked to birth defects in almost 30 countries, and Brazil reports over 2,100 cases of nervous system malformation. Going forward, Zika will no longer be treated as an international medical emergency, rather as an existing disease which will be dealt with mainly by nations internal to the threat.
Please see the link below for the full article!

-Nicole Simos

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