WHO meets to decide whether to declare Zika a global emergency

February 1, 2016 12:58 PM

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WHO meets to decide whether to declare Zika a global emergency

GENEVA Independent experts to the World Health Organization began deliberating on Monday whether to declare a global emergency over the Zika virus, which has been linked to thousands of birth defects in Brazil.

The designation would fast-track international action and research priorities, following criticism of a hesitant response so far.

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