30 Jan '16, 2am

#infographic : Zika's explosive spread

#infographic : Zika's explosive spread

SINGAPORE — The World Health Organisation (WHO) has sounded the alarm over the Zika virus, saying that it is “spreading explosively” in the Americas that as many as four million people could be infected by the end of the year. As the number of suspected cases of microcephaly — thought to be linked to the virus — surged in Brazil, WHO head Margaret Chan said an emergency committee would meet Monday to determine whether the Zika outbreak amounts to a global health emergency. Already there are signs that the deadly virus is making its way to Europe and Asia due to increased frequency of air travel and the WHO will convene a special meeting on Monday to decide whether to declare a public health emergency. TODAY looks at how the virus is carried by mosquitos, its symptoms and the birth defects it could cause.

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/world/zikas-explosive-spread

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