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Rio 2016: Zika epidemic making Brazil a ‘health mess’ for Olympics

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by Rebekah Sager/

With more than 10,000 athletes participating at this year’s Rio Games and an estimated 300,000 to 500,000 people traveling to Brazil for the Olympics, the city is set to see record numbers of people descend on it in the next two weeks. What sort of precautions should all those people take while travelling to an area that’s been designated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as being on high alert because of Zika?

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