Health experts in various countries have expressed serious concerns over the Zika virus spreading into an epidemic.
US scientists have requested the World Health Organisation (WHO) to take actions to control the Zika virus as it might become an epidemic. They urged the WHO to convene an emergency committee of disease experts to take steps to control the spread of the disease. The disease has affected thousands of people in Brazil and has spread to some 20 countries. President, Dilma Roussef, has urged Latin America to unite in combating the virus.