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WHO declares end of Zika public health emergency

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The Zika virus is no longer classified as a global public health emergency, the World Health Organization said November 18.

The virus was instead reclassified as a “long-term epidemic,” comparable to other mosquito-borne diseases such as yellow fever and malaria. WHO stressed that the disease still remains a public challenge and requires a long-term focus to address its effects: birth defects, neurological complications and others.

The virus, which has been found in 60 different countries, will continue to spread in locales with mosquitos that carry the virus, officials said.

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