Zika Won’t Pose Risks at the Olympics: Health Experts

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HealthDay | Zika won’t pose risk at the Olympics: health experts

Rio has not suffered significantly from Brazil’s Zika epidemic, which began last year. And that may be why the city itself should not contribute to a global threat, said Dabney P. Evans, an assistant professor of global health with Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health in Atlanta. Public health officials warn that America still needs to improve its response to the virus. “We’re kind of tempting fate by not taking action, because this disease is spreading and it’s coming north and it’s coming to the U.S.,” Emory’s Evans said.

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