According to a declaration by the World Health Organization, the mosquito-borne Zika will not be considered an emergency.
What should this mean then? Well, after the UN agency lifting its 9-month old declaration, the body has simply acknowledged Zika Virus is here to stay.
The Zika virus has been associated with a number of birth defects in over 25 countries.
Some of the defects associated with it are microcephaly, a condition in which a child is born with restricted brain development and the head is abnormally small.
As at the moment, the cases recorded are about 2,100 just in Brazil where the outbreak was first recorded.
As much as mosquitoes are the primary means of spreading, sexual intercourse with an infected person can also transmit it.
Some of the symptoms associated with the infection include: joint pain, a rash and fever. The virus has led to death of few people with one out of five infected developing the severe symptoms.
The head of a WHO emergency committee on the virus, Dr David Heymann, said that Zika virus still poses a significant and enduring threat.
After having declared it no longer an emergency, the World Health Organization will now change its attention on the virus to a long term approach. It has spread as far as the Caribbean, Latin America and beyond.
What was the origin of Zika virus?
It was first identified in monkeys in Uganda in 1947.
The first human case was detected in Nigeria in 1954 and there have been further outbreaks in Africa, South East Asia and the Pacific Islands.
The earlier discoveries were in small cases and for a long time the scientists considered it to be of less threat to human health.
But in May 2015, Brazil recorded the first serious cases and has from then spread at a rapid speed.