WHO Says Zika Virus Emergency Is Over

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared that the Zika Virus is no longer an international medical emergency after nine months of battling the virus. The virus, primarily spread by mosquitoes causes microcephaly in infants (babies are born with abnormally small heads and restricted brain development), making it especially dangerous for pregnant women.

Brazil was one of the wors hit countries, recording well over 2,000 cases. Zika virus is not thought to be deadly and the symptoms are as simple as a fever, rash, and joint pain.

In ending the nine-month long declaration of Zika virus as a medical emergency, the WHO has accepted that the virus is here to stay.

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