WHO’s Chan Warns Zika Response Will Be ‘Long Journey,’ Meets With PAHO Head, Brazil President

Agence France-Presse: Zika virus fight a ‘long journey’: WHO chief
“The head of the World Health Organization warned Tuesday that the fight against Zika, a mosquito-transmitted virus linked to serious birth defects, will be long and complex…” (2/23).

CIDRAP News: WHO, PAHO chiefs meet in Brazil over Zika
“…Top officials from the WHO, including Director-General Margaret Chan, MD, MPH, and Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director Carissa Etienne, MD, were scheduled to meet with Brazil’s president, Dilma Rousseff, [Tuesday] as part of an effort to assess the country’s Zika virus situation and response to the outbreak…” (Schnirring, 2/23).

Reuters: Brazil will make Olympics safe from Zika virus: WHO official
“World Health Organization (WHO) Director General Margaret Chan said on Tuesday Brazil is doing a good job tackling the Zika virus and ensuring that the Olympic games it will host in August will be safe for athletes and visitors…” (Boadle, 2/23).

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