The head of the World Health Organization, Director-General Margaret Chan, has warned that the Zika outbreak would worsen before concrete solution could be found to it.
The director, who made the statement at the end of her two-day-visit to Brazil, said “Things may get worse before they get better. Don’t be surprised to see microcephaly reported in other parts of Brazil.”
Much is yet to be known about Zika, which has claimed the highest casualties in Brazil, followed by Colombia, which has recorded more than 37,000 cases of Zika including 6,356 in pregnant women.
According to reports, at least 34 countries, mostly in the Americas, have active Zika outbreaks and the virus is expected to spread.