WHO declares Zika virus an 'international health emergency' https://t.co/fC13xBRfpr pic.twitter.com/FYaEuSXtnh — Al Jazeera America (@ajam) February 1, 2016 A health emergency is declared when situations are “serious, unusual or unexpected; carries implications for public health beyond the affected State’s national border; and may require immediate international action.” The announcement wasContinue Reading

Major epidemics of #Zika may occur in cities globally as environments where mosquitoes can live & breed are increasing due to urbanization — WHO (@WHO) January 27, 2016 http://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/news/76249215/zika-virus-outbreak-raises-pacific-americas-travel-concerns-for-pregnant-women Symptoms of the virus, which was closely related to dengue, were normally mild, with a low-grade fever, joint pain, conjunctivitis, headacheContinue Reading