The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says there is no reason for Americans to be alarmed over the potential spread of the Zika outbreak, which is currently the worst in history.
The statement from Dr. Tom Frieden, the head of CDC, came as the White House said Tuesday that it was reviewing the Zika vaccine.
The vaccine has been used in only four other countries in the world, including India, where it has been given to more than 1 million people.
It has also been used at the CDC in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, and the Pacific Islands.
The White House also said the vaccine is “still being tested in a small number of people in the United States,” and did not give a reason for why it was being tested.
Frieden’s comments came a day after President Donald Trump, speaking to reporters in the Rose Garden of the White Houses, said that the virus “will be a lot worse in a few weeks than it was in two weeks.”
“You have a lot of viruses that are doing terrible things to people, and it’s a very dangerous virus,” he said.
“But I think we’re doing a lot better than we have been in a very long time, and I think this is just the beginning.”
Trump also said that he believes the vaccine can be administered safely.
“I think it’s safe.
I think you can get the vaccine.
You’re not going to have an explosion of people that are going to be infected,” Trump said.
The CDC and other government agencies have urged people to take steps to protect themselves from the virus, including wearing masks, getting tested regularly and getting vaccinated if possible.
In its statement, the CDC said it has seen “no evidence” that the vaccine causes birth defects.
The agency also said it was working to increase the number of doses of the vaccine in the hands of pregnant women and their babies.
It noted that there have been reports of babies born with microcephaly and other birth defects in Brazil, but the U.S. Centers for Diseases Control and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have found no evidence of those conditions in babies born to mothers who received the vaccine at the start of the outbreak.
The U.N. agency said in a statement that the U,S.
“has taken decisive action” in the fight against the virus.
The U.K. said it would use the vaccine as a precautionary measure and is working to reduce exposure to the virus to as few people as possible.
The world has also issued travel warnings, warning that travelers should avoid traveling to parts of the Americas where the virus is circulating.