(WLNS) – 150 doctors and researchers from across the globe are asking Olympic officials to delay the games in Rio De Janiero, for fear of a spread of the Zika virus.
The letter is addressed to the World Health Organization, stating that the city is the second most affected city in Brazil and could put more than half a million foreign tourists at risk.
WHO responded with a statement saying: “Based on current assessment, cancelling or changing the location of the 2016 Olympics will not significantly alter the international spread of Zika virus. The best way to reduce risk is to follow public health travel advice”.
The CDC declared an international public health emergency back in February and placed Rio De Janeiro under travel notice.
The games are set to start August 5.