World Health Organization sends urgent Zika virus warning

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The warning read with alarming statements like: “Explosive pandemic potential”. 3 powerful words from WHO as the organization delivers a strong message about the mosquito-borne Zika virus that is affecting newborn children in various countries.

The warning says the virus is spreading at an “explosive” rate with nearly 4 million facing possible infection in the Americas.

Brazil, the largest country in Latin America, has been hit the hardest.

CCTV America’s Jim Spellman reports.

World Health Organization sends urgent Zika virus warning

The warning read with alarming statements like: "Explosive pandemic potential". 3 powerful words from WHO as the organization delivers a strong message about the mosquito-borne Zika virus that is affecting newborn children in various countries. The warning says the virus is spreading at an "explosive" rate with nearly 4 million facing possible infection in the Americas. Brazil, the largest country in Latin America, has been hit the hardest. CCTV America's Jim Spellman reports. The Zika virus is now in 23 countries in the Americas and could infect up to four million people in the next year. The World Health Organization is scrambling to address the crisis, with no specific treatment and no vaccine. Better diagnostic methods are being developed, but it could takes months, even years, before they are developed.

The Zika virus is now in 23 countries in the Americas and could infect up to four million people in the next year.

The World Health Organization is scrambling to address the crisis, with no specific treatment and no vaccine.
Better diagnostic methods are being developed, but it could takes months, even years, before they are developed.

CCTV America