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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.
El Salvador notes a GBS spike that may be linked to Zika, and St. Martin and Guadeloupe report their first local cases.
Today's emergency declaration was tailored to spur coordinated international study into the possible serious complications of the disease.
Seven outbreak countries are seeing a rise in microcephaly or Guillain-Barre disease.
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.
Other new reports detail co-infections with other mosquito-borne viruses and fatal encephalitis.
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