Zika no longer a world public health emergency: WHO

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Zika no longer poses an international emergency, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), which warned, however, that the mosquito-borne virus is here to stay.

"The Zika virus remains a highly significant and long term problem, but it is not any more a public heath emergency of international concern," Dr David Heymann, the world health body's emergency committee chair, said on Friday.

"We are not downgrading the importance" of the Zika virus, said Dr Peter Salama, director of the agency's health emergencies programme.

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