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How U.S. Officials Plan To Protect Olympic Athletes From Zika

How U.S. Officials Plan To Protect Olympic Athletes From Zika

U.S. officials are investigating ways to protect American athletes and members of the U.S. Summer Olympics delegation from Zika as they begin to go to Brazil, the epicenter of the rapidly evolving outbreak.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is also assessing the threat that athletes and other travelers to the Games may increase the global spread of the mosquito-borne virus when they return to their home countries.

Although U.S. officials have repeatedly stressed that Team USA's athletes face a low risk of infection, the measures highlight how seriously officials are taking the Zika threat, especially its potentially devastating diagnosis for the fetuses of...

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