Zika Virus Tied to Birth Defects is Int’l Emergency: WHO

By Stephanie Nebehay and Ben Hirschler GENEVA/LONDON, Feb 2 – The World Health Organization on Monday declared the mosquito-borne Zika virus an international public health emergency due to its link to thousands of birth defects in Brazil, as the U.N. agency sought to build a global response to the threat. WHO Director-General Margaret Chan told

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