Letter to the Editor, by James A. Marples

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - I have read several articles in The Rio Times over concerns about the Zika virus and the upcoming Rio Olympics. While organizers, vendors, participants and spectators should take appropriate precautions against mosquitoes; the Olympic venues are reputed to be fairly safe.

The only extra bit of added caution (or perhaps avoidance of some activities) should be taken by pregnant women who would be wise to be especially cautious to avoid risks to themselves and their fetuses; as well as those potentially pregnant women who are sexually-active.

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