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Saturday, 28 May 2016 - 8:42
Zika crises: Rio Olympics will not be postponed?
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The World Health Organization (WHO) has rejected a call to move or postpone this summer's Rio Olympic Games over the Zika outbreak, foreign media reports.

It said this would "not significantly alter" the spread of the virus, which is linked to serious birth defects.

In an open letter of WHO, more than 100 leading scientists had said new findings about Zika made it "unethical" for the Games to go ahead.

They also said the global health body should revisit its Zika guidance.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has said it sees no reason to delay or move the Games because of the mosquito-borne disease.

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

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