WHO Holds Emergency Meeting on the Zika Virus

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The World Health Organization (WHO) Is holding an emergency meeting Monday on the Zika virus outbreak.

The virus is carried by mosquitos and has been spreading quickly through the Americas.

WHO warns there could be as many as four million new infections this year.

There’s no treatment for it.

“So part of our job, just like on Ebola, is getting the international community together, getting consensus, picking out what are the best possible candidates, getting the money behind that, the trial designs and moving those forward. And that is exactly the role,”  WHO Deputy Director-General Bruce Aylward said.

Aylward says there could be a Zika virus vaccine within a year.
 

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