There are new concerns about the Zika virus and whether or not the World Health Organization should issue an international emergency, as the disease is spreading feverishly in a number of countries.
According to Dr. Margaret Chan, the director general of WHO, an emergency meeting was held on Monday, as the mosquito-borne virus has affected between three to four million people.
WHO has planned another emergency meeting on Monday, February 1st, in order to decide if a public health emergency should be declared.
There are currently three Canadian cases involving people who were recently in countries that are dealing with the outbreak.
Brazil has been dealing with the largest outbreak and the Caribbean, Colombia, El Salvador, Hati, Honduras, Mexico, Venezuela and Puerto Rico are also areas that are battling the virus.
Air Canada and WestJet have informed travellers that they can change bookings or get refunds, if they decide to cancel flights due to concerns of the Zika virus outbreak.
— WHO (@WHO) January 28, 2016