World Health Organization Declares Global Health Emergency Related to Zika Virus

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             The World Health Organization on February 1 officially declared the Zika virus a public emergency of international concern which is an action the WHO has taken only three times before.  Declaring a public health emergency helps provide more funding and manpower to fight the mosquito-born Zika virus.

            Dr. Lee Norman, SVP and chief medical officer with The University of Kansas Hospital says the WHO estimates the virus will reach most of the hemisphere and infect up to 4 million people by the end of the year. Dr. Norman, in the attached video, describes the symptoms, the risk and treatment for Zika virus.