While the global health emergency status of the Zika virus has been suspended, the WHO remains committed to providing accurate information about this new public health threat. It published situation reports for 84 countries that are affected by the outbreak. More than 60 global and local partners coordinated the response to this emerging disease. Its global reach and rapid spread have made it an urgent priority for the WHO and other organizations to act. But the threat is not over yet.
The Pan-American Health Organization has reported more than 138,000 confirmed cases in Brazil and more than 230,000 suspected cases. There have also been 750,000 confirmed and suspected cases in many other countries in the Americas. In addition, the outbreak is likely to continue to spread geographically across the Americas and to areas where the vectors are high. Therefore, it is essential to respond quickly and firmly to prevent the spread of this virus.
The WHO and the CDC are providing different travel advice for pregnant women. The CDC is more proactive and provides more information. A travel ban for pregnant women would be discriminatory and intrusive. But the CDC is right to urge the public to support the agency in its efforts to develop updated travel advisories. Meanwhile, the Director-General of WHO has issued temporary recommendations to prevent the spread of the Zika virus.
In the United States, the outbreak has reached a low level in the country. However, this does not mean that there is no risk of infection. The outbreak is spreading geographically and to areas with high vector competence. The pan-American Health Organization estimates that Brazil has seen an increase in cases of the Zika virus. In the future, the Pan-American Health Organization is working on expanding the program. The current status and necessity of the Zika epidemic.
The Zika virus disease is causing great concern. The global health organization has launched a campaign to raise awareness of the virus. It has also made it easier for people to share information about the disease. Several million people have shared the video. While the virus is causing fear and apprehension in the United States, it is essential to make the public aware of the dangers and promote healthy living.
The current status and necessity of the Zika virus disease is critical to the survival of millions of people in the region. A large response from the WHO requires laboratory tests to diagnose the disease and studies to determine the link between the Zika virus and Guillain-Barre syndrome. The US government is also supporting surveillance and research in the countries of the region. And while the United States has begun to address the threat of Zika, many countries will continue to face the problem.