WHO chief going to the Olympics, says Zika risk low

July 29, 2016 8:56 AM

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WHO chief going to the Olympics, says Zika risk low

BEIJING The risk of Zika virus infections at the Olympic Games is both low and manageable, the chief of the World Health Organization said on Friday, a week before the event kicks off in the Brazilian capital.

Nearly half a million people are expected to visit for the Games, many from the United States. Worries about security, the Zika virus and an economic crisis could deter travelers, with just under a third of event tickets as yet unsold.

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