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Small Risk Of Zika Infection Among Olympic Games Visitors, Up To 1.65M Women Of Childbearing Age In Americas At Risk Of Disease, Studies Project

ABC News: Zika Virus Infection Risks Calculated for Pregnant Women, Olympic Attendees in New Studies
“…Two studies published [Monday] help shed light on the virus that the World Health Organization has called a ‘global health emergency.’ Yale researchers modeled the risk for people attending the Olympics and found only a small chance that those visiting Rio de Janerio for the Olympics would contract the virus. … Another modeling study published [Monday] investigated how many pregnant women either had been infected or are likely to be infected by the end of the recent Zika outbreak…” (Mohney, 7/25).

Agence France-Presse: Olympic travelers face tiny risk of Zika: U.S. study
“…Under a worst-case scenario, just three to 37 of the up to 500,000 people expected to go to Rio de Janeiro for the games, which start next month, could be expected to come down with Zika, said the report by the Yale University School of Public Health…” (Sheridan, 7/25).

The Guardian: Zika virus risk at Rio Olympics ‘negligible,’ says Yale report
“…The study, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, was carried out to assess the risk in the light of calls from 150 academics for the Olympics to be moved from Rio or called off. Researchers from the Yale School of Public Health, however, said the risk was negligible…” (Boseley, 7/25).

Reuters: Up to 1.65 million women of childbearing age at risk for Zika
“As many as 1.65 million women of childbearing age in Central and Latin America are at risk of being infected with Zika, resulting in tens of thousands of pregnancies that could be affected by the mosquito-borne virus that is linked with severe birth defects. The projections, published on Monday in Nature Microbiology, are based on an enhanced model of the Zika outbreak…” (Steenhuysen, 7/25).

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