Monday, July 25, 2016

Pestilence

Little threat of Zika spread from Rio Olympics - UPI.com
UPI reports: "Travelers and competitors at the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil are not likely to contract the Zika virus during their stay or bring it back to their home countries, Yale University experts contend in a new report. Fear of the mosquito-borne virus has led some athletes to skip the games, which start Aug. 5 in Rio de Janeiro. [...] The Zika virus is frightening because it can cause the brain-related birth defect microcephaly if an expectant mother becomes infected. [...] However, Zika poses little threat to most other people."

Comment: That's good news but it does seem to run counter to the spin from some quarters. I suppose could just thank all the Olympic competitors and travelers for participating in a huge public health experiment. 

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