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Rory McIlroy concerned about Zika ahead of Olympics

Rory McIlroy has concerns about the Zika virus as he prepares to play at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

The four-time major winner said he is monitoring the outbreak of the mosquito-borne virus, which has been linked to serious birth defects.

"I have been reading a lot of reports about Zika and there have been some articles coming out saying that it might be worse than they're saying and I have to monitor that situation," McIlroy told the BBC.

McIlroy is scheduled to play for Ireland as golf makes its return to the Olympics for the first time since 1904.

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