The Latest: How the Zika virus has impacted the health care industry
The health care supply chain is facing a massive surge in cases and deaths as the Zika outbreak continues to spread.
A total of 16 cases of the Zika infection have been reported in the United States, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday, as the number of confirmed cases continues to rise.
The U.K. Health Protection Agency said the number had reached 12,400 on Monday, a sharp jump from 6,000 on Monday.
A WHO spokesperson said a further 3,000 cases are suspected to have been infected.
The Zika virus is a microbe that can be spread by mosquitoes, a condition that can cause birth defects, infertility and other serious problems.
The virus can be transmitted by direct contact with infected blood or saliva, or through direct contact through contaminated or contaminated surfaces.
The virus is spread through the bite of infected mosquitoes, and it is the main reason why it is so difficult to prevent.
There are no effective vaccines yet available, but the World Health Organization recommends against using the Zika vaccine to prevent or treat the virus.
The WHO has said there are no specific vaccines available for people who have traveled to the area, but they recommend people who do travel should seek medical attention if they develop symptoms.
The new cases of Zika are causing shortages in some hospitals, as hospitals struggle to treat the influx of patients and staff.
A CDC spokesperson told CNN the shortage of beds at hospitals could last into next week.