Africa, Asia vulnerable to spread of Zika virus - WHO
Tuesday February 2 2016
Head of the Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health at the World Health Organization(WHO) Dr Anthony Costello attends a news conference in Geneva, Switzerland, February 2, 2016. PHOTO | REUTERS
Zika virus linked to a microcephaly outbreak in Latin America could spread to Africa and Asia, with the world's highest birth rates, the World Health Organisation warned as it launched a global response unit against the new emergency.
Sanofi has launched a project to develop a vaccine against Zika, the most decisive commitment yet by a major vaccine producer to fight the disease.