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The spread to more countries comes as Brazil reported 340 more possibly related microcephaly cases.
An alarming number of countries are reporting cases, as clinicians find more links to microcephaly and other neurologic complications.
Also, the WHO provided more details about recent cases in Mexico, Paraguay, and Venezuela.
The committee will meet Feb 1 to discuss the growing threat and possibly related neurologic complications.
Also, more vaccine details emerge, including a candidate that might be available for emergency use this year.
Seven outbreak countries are seeing a rise in microcephaly or Guillain-Barre disease.
Semen tests were done during an investigation into a British man's infection with Zika virus after visiting the Cook Islands in 2014.
The WHO's top drug and development official projected the launch of a large vaccine trial is still at least 18 months away, but a test might be available within weeks.
Also, Brazil's health ministry rejected a possible microcephaly link to larvicides, and experts are gathering for a US Zika priority workshop tomorrow.
Also, the CDC shares new guidance on babies and children with acute infections.
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