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Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Zika outbreak is now a global emergency, says World Health Organisation

The World Health Organisation has declared the Zika outbreak to be a global health emergency . It is only the fourth time that the UN health body has used its powers to enact at Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) which sounds a worldwide alarm to member states who are now expected to send aid and expertise to struggling countries. WHO officials said Zika had moved "from a mild threat to one of alarming proportions". Up to four million people could be infected with the virus this year, they predict.

Dr Margaret Chan, Director of WHO said the disease was placing a "heavy burden on families and women. After a review of the evidence the committee advised that the causes of microcephaly constitute an extraordinary event, and a public health threat to other parts of the world," said Dr Chan. "

In their view a coordinated international response is needed to minimise the threat in affected countries. Members of the committee agree that it meets the condition of public health emergency of international conern, I am now declaring the recent cluster of microcephaly and neurological abnormalities in Latin America and French Polynesia constitutes a public health emergency of international concern.

"If we do not do all these work now and wait until the scientific evidence comes out people will say, why didn't you take action." more>>>... 

THEY are 'creating' a problem, knowing damn well what the reaction will be, to provide the SOLUTION they wanted all along, which would not normally be accepted.