Zika outbreak will worsen before it gets better, WHO head says

February 24, 2016 11:38 PM

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RIO DE JANEIRO The head of the World Health Organization warned Wednesday that the Zika outbreak would likely worsen before nations besieged by the mosquito-borne virus linked to thousands of birth defects in Brazil see relief.

Director-General Margaret Chan made the comments at the end of her two-day visit to Brazil, the country at the epicenter of the Zika crisis.

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