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Zika fears threaten summer Olympics in Rio, Brazil

A health workers stands in the Sambadrome spraying insecticide to combat the Aedes aegypti mosquito that transmits the Zika virus in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Jan. 26, 2016. The Sambadrome will be used for the Archery competition during the 2016 Olympic games. With the opening ceremony less than three months away, a Canadian professor has called for the Rio Olympics to be postponed or moved because of the Zika outbreak, warning the influx of visitors to Brazil will result in the avoidable birth of malformed babies. The IOC and World Health Organization disagree, saying Zika will not derail the games.   (AP Photo/Leo Correa, File)

May 26, 2016

By: Maddie O’Shea Outbreaks. Fear. Chaos. All these words define the threat that health officials to athletes feel about the upcoming Summer Olympics held in South America. Despite efforts of containment, the Zika virus continues to flourish throughout Brazil, and with Rio de Janeiro being...

World Health Organization Declares Zika Virus Global Threat

2015 photo, plastic bags and trash lay on the ground in Santa Cruz do Capibaribe, where many cases of Zika where reported in Pernambuco state, Brazil, Wednesday. The Zika virus, first detected about 40 years ago in Uganda, has long seen as a less-painful cousin to dengue and chikunguya, which are spread by the same Aedes mosquito. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

May 13, 2016

By: Irene Ciocirlan A bite from a certain mosquito can cause more damage than just an itch. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the Zika virus a global public health emergency as of February of 2016. The Zika virus is an emerging mosquito-borne virus that was first identified in Ugand...

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