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WHO Declares Zika no Longer a Global Health Emergency

  • 19 November 2016
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WHO Declares Zika no Longer a Global Health Emergency

QNA

GENEVA

WHO announced today that the Zika virus outbreak no longer constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC).

The announcement came more than nine months after an unusual rise in cases of microcephaly and other neurological disorders associated with Zika, which led WHO Director-General Margaret Chan, MD, to declare the PHEIC on Feb. 1.

The announcement does not mean that the virus no longer poses a threat to global health, officials said.


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