Zika virus ‘no longer an emergency’, WHO has declared
London: The mosquito-borne Zika virus will no longer be treated as an international medical emergency, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared.
By lifting its nine-month-old declaration, the UN’s health agency is acknowledging that Zika is here to stay.
The infection has been linked to severe birth defects in almost 30 countries. The WHO says more than 2100 cases of nervous-system malformations have been reported in Brazil alone. BBC Feedback: firstname.lastname@example.org