Zika `Spreading Explosively' in Americas as WHO Raises Alarm

  • World Health Organization will convene emergency meeting
  • U.S. is talking with companies about vaccine partnerships

How Quickly Is the Zika Virus Spreading in Brazil?

Zika virus, a mosquito-borne pathogen that may cause birth defects when pregnant women are infected, has been “spreading explosively” in South and Central America, the head of the World Health Organization said Thursday.

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