Rio Olympic 2016 for World Health Organisation Report

Rio Olympic 2016 for World Health Organisation Report

Organising committee’s chief medical officer explains how preventivemeasures are being intensified in the Olympic host city
  Brazilian Ministry of Health over the last 20 years indicates that there is no history of outbreaks of illnesses caused by the aedes aegypti mosquito – which transmits dengue and zika – during winter in the country. Rio de Janeiro will host athletes from more than 200 countries for the Olympic and Paralympic Games in August and September,which are winter months in Brazil.
However, Rio 2016’s chief medical officer João Grangeiro stressed on Tuesday (2 February) the importance of following the advice of the World Health Organisation (WHO), which has classed the link between zica and a birth defect called microcephaly as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.