The Zika Virus is no stranger in Uganda. After-all, it was named after the Zika Forest located in Uganda. However, the virus hasn't been considered to be much of a threat to Ugandans and Africans alike. In reality, the Zika virus doesn't cause many illnesses. (compared to the other prevalent Flavivirus: Dengue and Yellow Fever) A developing story is on the affect that the Zika Virus will have on the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro. Will the Olympic games have poor attendance due to the concern of becoming infected with the Zika Virus?
The Internet is abuzz with news on the Zika Virus. In Brazil, they have recently had an increase of children born with microcephaly. This truism combined with the recent US Travel Advisory for pregnant women or women thinking about becoming pregnant to regions where the Zika virus/Aedes mosquito is endemic threaten to significantly decrease attendance and participation at Rio2016. Many volunteers, fans, and athletes are anxiously awaiting an official response from the Olympic committee on their steps to minimize the probability of visitors contacting the Zika Virus.
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