W.H.O. Says Zika Is No Longer A Global Health Emergency
The World Health Organization (W.H.O) says the Zika virus is no longer a global health emergency. The W.H.O's emergency committee says Zika should now be treated like other dangerous mosquito-borne diseases like malaria and yellow fever -- it's an ongoing health concern, not a special case.
Dr. Peter Salama, the executive director of the emergency committee says they are not downgrading the importance of Zika, but are sending a message that Zika is here to stay and so is W.H.O's response to the virus.