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Zika: What is a WHO 'Public Health Emergency'?

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared a global emergency over the explosive spread of the Zika virus, which has been linked to birth defects in the Americas, calling it an "extraordinary event" that poses a public health threat to other parts of the world.   The U.N. agency took the rare step Monday (Feb. 1) despite a lack of definitive evidence proving the mosquito-borne virus is causing a surge in babies born with brain defects and abnormally small heads in Brazil,...

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