World Health Organization asks for $56M to fight Zika

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World Health Organization asks for $56mil to fight Zika

The World Health Organization is calling for $56 million to fight the next front in the Zika virus outbreak.

The countries and territories where Zika has been reported, confirmed, or where reports of antibodies in people were reported prior to 2015.

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Active transmission of virus reported
Zika case(s) reported
Virus antibody reports prior to 2015

 

CCTV’s James Chau spoke exclusively with the head of WHO at its headquarters in Geneva.

Dr. Margaret Chan said the biggest victims will be the poor and warned pregnant women again to think twice before traveling to affected areas.

World Health Organization asks for $56mil to fight Zika

World Health Organization asks for $56mil to fight Zika

The World Health Organization is calling for 56 million dollars to fight the next front in the Zika virus outbreak. CCTV’s James Chau spoke exclusively with the head of WHO at its headquarters in Geneva. Dr. Margaret Chan said the biggest victims will be the poor and warned pregnant women again to think twice before traveling to affected areas.

World Health Organization asks for $56 million to fight Zika

World Health Organization asks for $56 million to fight Zika

CCTV's Special Correspondent James Chau filed this report from Geneva.


WHO Director-General Margaret Chan on how the Zika could impact Asia
Brazil and the U.S. are joining forces to fight the Zika virus. Representatives from both countries met Thursday in Brasilia to assess the situation in the epicenter of the outbreak.

They also laid the groundwork for a visit from U.S. researchers. And Brazil announced it is now requiring mandatory reporting of all cases of the virus across the country.

Zika’s reach extends far beyond the Americas. CCTV Special Contributor James Chau spoke exclusively with World Health Organization Director General Margaret Chan about how the virus could impact Asia.

WHO Director-General Margaret Chan on how the Zika could impact Asia

WHO Director-General Margaret Chan on how the Zika could impact Asia

Brazil and the U.S. are joining forces to fight the Zika virus. Representatives from both countries met Thursday in Brasilia to assess the situation in the epicenter of the outbreak. They also laid the groundwork for a visit from U.S. researchers. And Brazil announced it is now requiring mandatory reporting of all cases of the virus across the country. Zika's reach extends far beyond the Americas. CCTV Special Contributor James Chau spoke exclusively with World Health Organization Director General Margaret Chan about how the virus could impact Asia.