International Health Officials Arrive in Brazil to Assess Zika Actions

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), Margaret Chan, and the director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Carissa F. Etienne, are arriving on Tuesday (February 23rd) to meet with President Dilma Rousseff and top Brazilian officials to assess the Zika virus situation and the country’s response.

The two international health officials are also scheduled to visit Recife, Pernambuco later on in the week. Pernambuco has been one of the states with the greatest number of reports of Zika virus infection in Brazil, with a significant . . .

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