Dr. Bruce Aylward, WHO Executive Director for Outbreaks and
Health Emergencies, said that recently published studies in the
Lancet on microcephaly and by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control
(CDC) on Guillain-Barre had strengthened the case that the
mosquito-borne Zika virus is responsible.
"Since the public health emergency of international concern was
declared (by WHO) back in February, the evidence that there may be a
causal relationship has continued to accumulate," Aylward told a
news briefing in Geneva.
(Reporting by Stephanie Nebehay)
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