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World Health Organization Update on the 2016 Brazil Olympics

World Health Organization Update on the 2016 Brazil Olympics

28 May, 2016. The WHO announced that it does not feel it is necessary to cancel or change the venue of the 2016 Olympics in Brazil as nearly 60 other countries are affected by Zika.

Pregnant women are advised to avoid Rio de Janeiro and other areas hard hit by Zika. Visitors are advised to get closed, air conditioned rooms and avoid areas of poor sanitation and an absence of piped water.

Safe sex with the proper use of condoms or abstaining from sex during the visit and at least eight weeks after returning home is being recommended as well as the use of insect repellants and wearing light colored clothing coveringĀ  the body, arms, and legs.

My take: Where do you go to avoid poor sanitation in Rio? So, you go to Brazil for two weeks to watch the javelin and pole vaulting competitions and have to abstain from sex for 3 months? Is it really worth it?

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