After SARS and ebola, we now have the Zika virus, which is spreading remarkably quickly. New forms of disease appear to be arising more frequently and spreading faster.
“Spain on Thursday became the first European country to confirm the Zika virus in a pregnant woman — a milestone in the alarmingly rapid spread of the disease across the globe.”
There are now ten confirmed cases across Spain.
The World Health Organisation this week declared the current Zika outbreak a “global emergency”, placing Zika in the same category as Ebola and unlocking a range of funding mechanisms and policy measures that can be drawn on to tackle the threat.