People line up to buy government subsidized groceries as fumigation fog targeting Aedes aegypti mosquitoes fills the air in the Petare neighborhood of Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, Feb. 1, 2016. Venezuela is reporting a jump in cases of a rare, sometimes paralyzing syndrome that may be linked to the Zika virus. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

It’s official. Two weeks after announcing that the Ebola crisis in West Africa was over, the World Health Organization declared the Zika virus a global emergency.

That’s according to the World Health Organization, which on Monday called for a “coordinated international response” to the disease, which is spread by mosquitoes to pregnant women and has already led to thousands of birth defects in Brazil.

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