Health officials said Monday that the Zika outbreak in the United States is at a “critical” level and that the federal government is facing the worst of the pandemic, as millions of people in Latin America and the Caribbean are now in critical condition.
But the president of the World Health Organization said the pandemics in the past have had a “positive” impact.
“What I’m saying is that, if we’re doing it right, we’re going to have the strongest possible response,” said Dr. Margaret Chan, who was joined by other WHO officials at a news conference in Geneva.
Chan said she is concerned about the impact of the virus on the health of children and young adults.
“We need to look at this very, very carefully and carefully,” she said.
“It’s a new, new threat.
It’s not a new disease.”
The latest WHO news conference came a day after Chan told reporters in Geneva that “the virus is not the problem” and that her agency is focused on what is best for people.
“I would say, in a nutshell, to people: we are not focused on the virus,” she told reporters.
Chan and WHO officials said that the virus is a global public health threat and is spreading across Latin America.
Chan is a WHO director general and a doctor-in-charge at WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.
The U.S. has been the world’s No. 1 carrier of the Zika infection, which is transmitted through the bite of an infected Aedes aegypti mosquito.
Chan spoke as the U.N. Health Agency announced that the United Nations and other governments have agreed to a voluntary quarantine of the entire U.K. and the United Kingdom.
The virus has been spreading throughout the U,K.
since April and was first identified in the country’s London airport.
The Centers for Diseases Control and Control has said it expects to release new estimates Monday of the number of people infected with the virus.
The new estimates, however, are expected to show that the disease is still spreading.
In the U of A, the university reported Monday that more than 100 students were being treated for Zika in the city’s emergency department, with one being in critical care.
“The virus is still present in our country,” said Aileen Kelly, the school’s vice chancellor for health.
“But we are seeing a decline in the number.”
She said more than 50 people have tested positive for the virus in the last 24 hours, with more than 70 having tested positive.
In other developments, the White House announced a new strategy to combat the pandemia.
It will involve a nationwide effort to increase vaccine use in all states, including expanding vaccination efforts for schoolchildren and families.
The strategy also calls for states to increase the number and types of vaccines they use.
“This strategy is a step forward in combating the pandamics, and we will continue to do everything in our power to help communities and countries recover from this epidemic,” President Donald Trump said in a statement.
“If we do not, our country will continue falling behind other nations.”
WHO officials also said they expect a significant increase in infections in Brazil in the coming weeks.
The World Health Organisation said it would deploy about 2,000 experts to Brazil in response to the outbreak.
It also said it has begun to vaccinate people in the Amazon region of Brazil, but has not yet tested anyone in the rest of the country.
The pandemic has been a major headache for the Trump administration.
Trump has repeatedly criticized the WHO for not doing enough to help Brazil, which he says is a major source of the outbreak and is the worst-hit nation.
The president’s administration has also struggled to get support from Congress for a number of initiatives, including funding for the Zika response.
The White House is considering $5 billion in emergency funding, which could help cover the cost of testing for Zika and other new vaccines.
Chan, a doctor who is also the president’s health and human services adviser, is expected to be tapped as the new U. N. Health chief, which would give her broad power to set health policy and oversee global health efforts.