Rio 2016 Reports Cases of Zika Plunge Ahead of Olympics

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With only two months to go before the start of the 2016 Olympics, on Tuesday (June 7th), health officials for the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee released welcome news indicating that the cases of people infected by the Zika virus have dropped significantly in recent weeks. According to computer models cited by the committee, by the Games’ start, incidents of Zika should be close to zero.

In Tuesday’s press conference, Rio 2016 health officials revealed that in recent weeks Zika incidences have taken a sharp turn for the better. "Zika numbers . . .

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