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WHO to Consider New Evidence on Zika, Olympics Next Week

June 7, 2016

(Reuters) – The World Health Organization said on Tuesday it will convene experts next week to discuss the Zika outbreak, including its impact on the Rio Olympics, as new research suggests only a slight risk that more tourists will be infected at the Games. The emergency meeting set for June 14 will be the WHO’s third regarding the Zika virus outbreak. Such panels are required to meet every three months to review new evidence and consider whether Zika and its ability to cause a rare birth defect should still be classified as an international health emergency.

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