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Southeast Asia Braces for Zika Virus

The World Health Organization on Monday is convening a meeting in Geneva to determine whether a global health emergency should be declared for the Zika virus. WHO is responding in a more pro-active manner to the relatively minor mosquito-borne virus in contrast to its slow response to the lethal 2013 outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, for which the U.N. agency faced heavy criticism. Zika, suspected of causing a surge of birth defects in South Africa, is “spreading explosively” in the...

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