By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Less than a month before the start of the 2016 Olympics, Brazilian government officials are still trying to dissipate fears of the contagion of Zika virus in Rio de Janeiro. Health Minister, Ricardo Barros, met with over sixty ambassadors and country representatives on Tuesday (July 12th) to give them an update on the government’s efforts to combat the Zika-infected mosquito.

“Our goal is that these representatives recommend to their athletes, coaches and tourists to attend the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro,” stated Barros in a press conference . . .

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