Doctors want Olympics moved due to Zika

An open letter from more than 100 leading doctors and scientists has called for the Rio Olympics to be moved.

The letter was sent to the World Health Organisation, however, they have rejected the idea of moving or postponing the Olympics.

The WHO believe the Olympics will “not significantly alter” the spread of the virus, which is linked to serious birth defects.

The Zika outbreak began in Brazil a year ago, but now more than 60 countries and territories have continuing transmission.

While Zika’s symptoms are mild it causes babies to be born with abnormally small heads and may also cause a rare and sometimes fatal neurological syndrome in adults.

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Ethan
5 years ago

I recon they should move it

Ethan
5 years ago

I recon it should be moved

Ethan
5 years ago

I recon it should be moved due to the Zika virus.

brodie
5 years ago

hi i htink that the Olimpics should just stay in the county that it is instead of moving it

Cristiano Ronaldo
5 years ago

EEK!!!! Zika…. I remember when Kiwi Kids News did an article on that and put it in the quiz! And I was the first one here!

zachary Clark
5 years ago

wow what a hard choice but for me i personly believe that it should move but there are some people that live there and have booked tickets and if it moved the people that were going to the olympics and would then have to travel to to the contry that the olympics were held in and that could cost a lot

Toby
Toby
5 years ago

i think it should be moved

Icestorm
Icestorm
5 years ago

They should Move it.

TBUNN
TBUNN
5 years ago

I think they should move it

swimmer
swimmer
5 years ago

Move it!!!!! Zika is dreadful.

Leon Hurring
Leon Hurring
5 years ago

I think that they should move it because if after the Olympics if a female competitor decides to have a baby the Zika outbreak could cause terrible defects on it but now that it is definitely in Rio de Janeiro it would be disappointing if it had to be postponed, moved to a different country or even Cancelled!!!

So I think if maybe they do it in Tokyo this year and then do it in Rio de Janeiro in 2020.

aldemair
5 years ago

i have my but in the toilet

stephen mascarenhas
5 years ago

bobi

jamane
jamane
5 years ago

move it

cat lover
cat lover
5 years ago

I tink that they should move it Zika sounds bad

Ngakau
5 years ago

That has to move or the players and people are going to get bite by the Zika so they sould move now read me now

Learn Yo Facts
Learn Yo Facts
5 years ago

GUYS!! Zika isnt THAT deadly. Search it up.

Learn Yo Facts
Learn Yo Facts
5 years ago

Even the World Health Organization rejected the idea. Zika isnt that dealt, are you all unerdeveloped babies? No? Its not even dangerous at all to us developed people. Unless you are still in the womb, you hardly get seriously sick from it. Zika is much like a flu.

awesome guy
awesome guy
5 years ago

i hope that dosen’t spreed here

Robert
Robert
5 years ago

seems to me they should move it… even though the zika virus is NOTHING compared to the black death or smallpox, diseases have been known to mutate… although i guess its hard to move a whole stadium, pros and cons here…

Joe Hart
Joe Hart
5 years ago

They should move it. Or else they are just going to bring it back to ther own countries.

Wow
Wow
5 years ago

I’m baicly speechless ???

BLUE
BLUE
5 years ago

Also there water pollution

BLUE
BLUE
5 years ago

Also their water pollution is not helping in this situation

Kitten
5 years ago

Yeah it should be removed

jessica
jessica
5 years ago

I think they should not move because they have never done it in Rio before so give it a shot

ilovedogs
ilovedogs
4 years ago

I think they should move and they shouldn’t move because the Olympics have never been in Rio but the virus is getting dangerous

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