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Rio Olympics won't accelerate spread of Zika, claims WHO

The UN health agency said that only pregnant women should try to skip the August games in Brazil.

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: The World Health Organisation has claimed that the upcoming Rio de Janeiro Olympics will not accelerate the spread of the Zika Virus around the world.

The UN health agency said that only pregnant women should try to skip the August games in Brazil.

After numerous outsiders raised concerns about whether or not the Rio games should be moved or postponed because of the Zika threat, WHO said the issue would be considered at its yesterday meeting.

The explosive spread of the Zika virus was declared a global emergency in February. The disease is largely spread by mosquitoes, but in rare cases can also be transmitted via sex.

(With PTI inputs)

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