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GCC Committee for Combating Infectious Diseases to hold meeting in Kuwait to discuss Zika Virus

Feb 11, 2016, 10:53:33 AM GMT+3 Health News General News

Riyadh, SPA :

The GCC Committee for Combating Infectious Diseases is to hold a meeting in Kuwait to discuss the outbreak of Zika virus, during 17- 18 February 2016.

 Director General of the Executive Office of the Council of Health Ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Dr. Tawfiq bin Ahmed Khoja said that the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared that the Zika virus outbreak is a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.

 In remarks on Wednesday, Dr. Khoja explained that this issue will be discussed at the forthcoming meeting of the GCC Committee for Combating Infectious Diseases.

 He stressed the importance of cooperation between the GCC countries to prevent the spread of infected cases and also to take all appropriate measures for dealing with the suspected cases.

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