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WHO: Zika Virus Spreading Explosively in Americas

The World Health Organization warns the Zika virus, seen as a possible cause of severe birth defects, is spreading rapidly through the Americas and could affect as many as four million people. WHO says the mosquito-borne virus was originally seen as a mild risk to humans, but it has since grown rapidly to a public-health threat of "alarming proportions." Uganda origin The U.N. health agency's director general, Margaret Chan, said the Zika virus was discovered in...

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