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Europe At Low-To-Moderate Risk Of Zika Spread In Spring, Summer, WHO Says

Agence France-Presse: WHO urges European vigilance against Zika virus
“The World Health Organization on Wednesday urged Europe to be vigilant ahead of a possible summer outbreak of the Zika virus, especially in the Black Sea coastal areas of Georgia and Russia…” (Billing, 5/18).

New York Times: WHO Cites Low to Moderate Risk of Zika’s Imminent Spread to Europe
“The World Health Organization said on Wednesday that there was a low-to-moderate risk of the mosquito-borne Zika virus spreading to Europe in the spring and summer, as the group’s director general warned that researchers were increasingly concerned about the threat posed by the disease…” (Cumming-Bruce, 5/18).

U.N. News Centre: U.N. health agency foresees low to moderate risk of Zika virus spread in Europe
“… ‘With this risk assessment, we at WHO want to inform and target preparedness work in each European country based on its level of risk. We call particularly on countries at higher risk to strengthen their national capacities and prioritize the activities that will prevent a large Zika outbreak,’ [Zsuzsanna Jakab, WHO regional director for Europe,] added…” (5/18).

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