Who: outbreak of zika fever is an emergency for global health

The world health organization believes the current outbreak of zika fever in the countries of North and South America emergency. This was stated in Geneva who Director-General Margaret Chen, summarizing the meeting of the members of the who Committee for emergency situations, according to the who website, UNIAN reports.

«The members of the Committee agreed that the current situation matches the conditions of a state of emergency that is of concern in the world,» he said.

The CEO who noted that requires the coordinated steps of the international community in the fight against this disease and relevant research.

The experts came to the conclusion that cases of microcephaly were an exceptional threat to public health not only in South and North America, but in other parts of the world.

«I took this advice, and announced that the recent cases of microcephaly and other neurologic abnormalities in Latin America, following similar cases in French Polynesia in 2014, represent an emergency situation for public health in the world,» said Chen.

Recall that the who estimates that in Central and South America may 3-4 million cases of infection by zika virus in the next year.

The actions of the world health organization are under the scrutiny of public opinion after she responded slowly to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

Earlier the who said that zeek is spreading «very rapidly». In addition the virus may be transmitted sexually.

We will remind, on January 27 in Europe it was discovered the first case of infection with a tropical virus zika. Laboratory studies showed a positive result for the virus from a resident of Denmark.

Subsequently, in Portugal, Finland and Germany, several people were diagnosed with the virus, Zeke, none of the cases did not need hospitalization.

According to the Ministry of health, Ukraine does not threaten the spread of the virus Zeke, however, tourists — at risk.

Who: outbreak of zika fever is an emergency for global health 02.02.2016

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