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International Attention On Zika Must Focus On Affected Individuals, Long-Term Consequences

The Lancet: Another kind of Zika public health emergency
Editorial Board

“…It would be tempting to laud the Zika response as a success and redirect attention to other emergent issues. To do so would ignore the continued spread of Zika virus and its under-appreciated long-term effects. As WHO shifts direction under a new director general, we need even bolder Zika leadership that keeps victims and their families firmly on our public health agenda. … As the world waits for a vaccine, public health efforts will necessarily focus on prevention in the form of mosquito control and travel advisories. But health agencies like WHO, public health researchers, and policymakers must also not forget the individuals affected. They require our unrelenting attention” (2/11).