World Health Organization: Canceling The Rio Olympics Won't Stop Zika
The World Health Organization has rejected calls to move or postpone the Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro.By Ben Lawson | May 28, 2016
The World Health Organization has rejected a call to move or postpone the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro over concerns about the Zika virus outbreak.
A group of more than 150 health experts signed an open letter calling for the games to be delayed or moved to a different city for fear that that the thousands of tourists traveling to the games will cause the virus to spread more rapidly around the world.
But the World Health Organization said canceling the Rio Games wouldn't "significantly alter" the international spread of the disease.