WHO leader: Zika virus 'spreading explosively'

January 28, 2016 1:31 PM

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WHO leader: Zika virus 'spreading explosively'

There's no doubt, then, that Zika virus poses a dire health threat to areas that are home to millions of people. What is far less clear is what to do about it.

After being first detected in 1947 in a monkey in Uganda, Zika was most often found along the equator from Africa into Asia. Nine years ago, new cases popped up in islands in the Pacific Ocean.

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