WHO declares end of Zika emergency but says virus remains a threat

WHO declares end of Zika emergency but says virus remains a threat

The World Health Organization on Friday declared that Zika no longer constitutes an international emergency, but it stressed a need for a long-term effort to address the virus, which has been linked to birth defects and neurological complications. Officials on WHO’s Emergency Committee made clear the Zika still constitutes a global public health threat. They […]

First baby with Zika-related microcephaly defect born in Spain

First baby with Zika-related microcephaly defect born in Spain

  A woman infected with the Zika virus gave birth to a baby with the brain-damaging disorder microcephaly in Spain on Monday, her hospital said, the first case of its kind in Europe. The mother, who has not been identified, caught the virus on a trip abroad but authorities have declined to say where. A […]

WHO rejects call for Olympics to be moved due to Zika

WHO rejects call for Olympics to be moved due to Zika

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Saturday rejected a call for the Rio Olympic Games to be moved or postponed due to the threat posed by a large outbreak of the Zika virus in Brazil. Responding to a call from more than 100 leading scientists, who said it would be unethical for the Games to […]