The World Health Organization considers Zika virus threat from a new perspective


Latin America, the Caribbean, parts of Southeast Asia  and neighborhoods in Miami are some places to be avoided. Thousands of more cases of  Zika-linked microcephaly in new born babies are expected. Now, Brazil was investigating more than 4,000 cases, Colombia has the second highest with 57 confirmed cases and the U.S. is third with 31, WHO said Thursday. Colombia is however still investigating more than 300 microcephaly cases to see if they’re linked to Zika. The fifth meeting of the Emergency Committee (EC) on Zika and microcephaly convened by the Director-General under the International Health Regulations was held by teleconference on 18 November 2016. They concluded that many aspects of this disease and associated consequences still remain to be understood, but this can best be done through sustained research.


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