World Health Organization Declares Zika Virus A Public Health Emergency

February 1, 2016 6:25 PM

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The move will help galvanize a coordinated international response to the virus.

Additional emphasis will be placed on studying the virus' effects on "fetuses, children and adults" and controlling it via yet-to-be-developed vaccines and mosquito extermination efforts.

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