WHO Director Says Zika is no Threat to Olympics

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Visitors who wish to see the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro later on this year should not fear being contaminated by the Zika virus, said general director of the World Health Organization (WHO), Margaret Chan, on Wednesday while on an official visit to Brazil to assess the actions taken by the government in regards to combating the mosquito which carries the virus.

“Brazil is not a newcomer when it comes to organizing big events. Our specialists have been meeting with the government and the local Olympic Committee . . .

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