WHO Expects Wider Geographical Spread of Zika Infection

© AFP 2022 / MARVIN RECINOSThe Aedes Aegypti mosquito is photographed in a lab at the Ministry of Health of El Salvador, in San Salvador
The Aedes Aegypti mosquito is photographed in a lab at the Ministry of Health of El Salvador, in San Salvador - Sputnik International
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The World Health Organization (WHO) expects a wider geographical spread of Zika virus, WHO’s Director-General Margaret Chan said Tuesday.

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“We can expect to see more cases and geographical spread. Imported cases of Zika have been reported from every region in the world,” Chan said.

Zika is spread by the Aedes mosquito, which is common in tropical areas of the Americas. There are no Zika vaccines, but about 15 companies are said to be working on them, according to the WHO.

The current Zika outbreak started in Brazil in the spring of 2015. It has since spread across Latin America, with cases reported in several European countries, Asia and North America. Twenty-four countries are currently affected by the virus suspected of causing severe brain damage among newborns.

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