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Zika Remains Major Threat, Continues to Spread Globally

The World Health Organization warns that Zika, the virus linked to abnormalities in newborn babies and neurological disorders, remains a major threat as the mosquito-borne disease continues to spread globally. The WHO declared the Zika virus a public health emergency of international concern February 1. The mosquito-borne disease, detected in Brazil in 2015, has since spread to 67 other countries, 46 of which are experiencing their first Zika outbreak, and 14 of which have reported...

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