Zika Outbreak Likely Will Worsen, WHO’s Chan Warns, Calls For Better Coordination Of Prevention, Research Efforts

Reuters: Zika outbreak will worsen before it gets better, WHO head says
“The head of the World Health Organization warned Wednesday that the Zika outbreak would likely worsen before nations besieged by the mosquito-borne virus linked to thousands of birth defects in Brazil see relief. Director-General Margaret Chan made the comments at the end of her two-day visit to Brazil, the country at the epicenter of the Zika crisis…” (Eisenhammer, 2/24).

U.N. News Centre: In Brazil, U.N. health chief calls for better coordination in fight against Zika
“… ‘A coordinated international response is needed to improve surveillance, the detection of infections, congenital malformations, and neurological complications, to intensify the control of mosquito populations, and to expedite the development of diagnostic tests and vaccines to protect people at risk, especially during pregnancy,’ Dr. Chan said…” (2/24).