Zika Virus Outbreak In Rio De Janeiro: Should The Olympic Games Continue in Brazil?

This is indeed the greatest question which has made experts disagree on the need for Rio to continue and host the summer Olympics.

Dr.Mary Wilson of the Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health, who is currently working at the University of California, San Francisco and Dr. Daniel Lucey of Georgetown O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law feels that the event can continue as Brazil is equal to the task and has put things in place to ensure the control of the virus.

Unfortunately, Zika virus poses serious challenge based on the fact that 80% of cases have no symptoms, and this means they won’t get detected.

The U.S. Olympic committee have told athletes who care about their health to skip the games if they want to, and soccer star Hope Solo has announced that she won’t be available for the games unless the situation gets better.

Most tourists naturally expose themselves to casual sex in events like this, and the fact that zika can also be transmitted via sex also makes it possible for one to contact it and take it back home after the event, posing serious danger to those who have their loved ones travel to Rio for the games.

Brazil government insists that they can manage the situation, but the big question is this, should the games continue in Rio?

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