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WHO declares end of Zika emergency but says virus remains a threat

WHO declares end of Zika emergency but says virus remains a threat

The World Health Organization on November 20 declared that Zika no longer constitutes an international emergency, but it stressed a need for a long-term effort to address the virus, which has been linked to birth defects and neurological complications.

Hanoi: Over US$7 mln to boost prenatal screening

Hanoi: Over US$7 mln to boost prenatal screening

The capital city of Hanoi will invest over 160 billion VND, or US$7.18 million, in an initiative to boost the early detection of birth defects in the city between 2016 and 2020.

Zika alarm rises after US sex link, more Brazil birth defects

Zika alarm rises after US sex link, more Brazil birth defects

The World Health Organization voiced concern on February 3 over the reported sexual transmission of the Zika virus in Texas amid worries that such infections could make battling it even tougher. There is no vaccine or treatment for Zika.