Zika Virus Raising Concerns about Summer Olypics in Brazil

Posted on January 29, 2016 • Filed under: Brazil, Latin America Health, Latin America Travel, Zika Virus

NPR.org reported the spread of the Zika virus is raising concerns about the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, which are only 189 days away. NPR’s Lourdes Garcia-Navarro reports that the International Olympic Committee is sending an advisory about the mosquito-borne virus to competitors. Here’s more from Lourdes: “The IOC says it will send advice on how to deal with the Zika virus to all the national committees. … There is concern that the virus — which is spreading rapidly in the region and is possibly linked to brain damage in infants — could effect both athletes and visitors. Read Article

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