WHO to convene emergency meeting on Zika virus threat

January 28, 2016 1:25 PM

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WHO to convene emergency meeting on Zika virus threat

The World Health Organization said Thursday it is convening an emergency meeting next week in Geneva to determine whether the latest outbreak of the Zika virus in South America should be declared an international health emergency.

Since Brazil reported its first case of the Zika virus it has spread to 24 other countries in the region, according to WHO, a specialized agency of the United Nations.

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