WHO Rejects Postponement of Rio Olympics Due to Zika Virus

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Despite concerns expressed by a group of scientists and doctors about the threat of the spreading of the Zika virus during the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued a statement over the weekend where it reiterates that there is no public health justification for postponing or cancelling the games.

“Based on current assessment, cancelling or changing the location of the 2016 Olympics will not significantly alter the international spread of Zika virus,” said the press release issued by the WHO after receiving an open . . .

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