Global Health Experts Warn Zika Could Spread Beyond Americas

January 30, 2016 09:51 AM
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To date, 25 countries have reported locally-transmitted cases of the mosquito-borne Zika virus that has been linked to a medical condition causing severe birth defects. The World Health Organization has set a special meeting for Monday to determine whether to declare the virus a public health emergency. But experts say the global health community is preparing for the worst, even possibly an epidemic.