Dr. Shin Young-soo, WHO's Western Pacific regional head, said they are working very hard to increase surveillance and detection of Zika, and long-term response to the disease are among the topics to be discussed at the five-day conference.
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Shin said he hoped while the Pope did not endorse condoms for contraception, his statement will soften resistance to its use, particularly from the Catholic Church.
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