WHO to hold emergency meeting Monday on Zika virus

January 31, 2016 5:20 PM

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WHO to hold emergency meeting Monday on Zika virus

The World Health Organization will hold an emergency meeting Monday to find ways to battle the Zika virus, which is linked to birth defects and "spreading explosively" throughout the Americas.

The WHO could classify the Zika outbreak as a "public health emergency of international concern," which recognizes that a disease poses a risk of international spread and requires a coordinated global response.

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