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No evidence of Olympic Zika spread, WHO committee says

GENEVA (Reuters) - Singapore has handled its Zika outbreak in a textbook fashion so far, while the United States could see the disease spread beyond Florida despite mosquito-control measures, officials at the World Health Organization said on Friday.

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Olympics - Cool temperatures, few mosquitoes make Games Zika-free, so far

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - So far, at the Olympics many feared would be the Zika Games, so good.

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WHO chief going to the Olympics, says Zika risk low

BEIJING (Reuters) - The risk of Zika virus infections at the Olympic Games is both low and manageable, the chief of the World Health Organisation said on Friday, a week before the event kicks off in Rio de Janeiro.

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Four countries most at Zika risk due to Olympics travel - CDC

(Reuters) - Four countries are most at risk from a Zika outbreak as a result of travel related to the Rio Olympics and Paralympic Games, a U.S. health agency said on Wednesday.

Football

U.S. football's Solo, worried about Zika, says may skip Rio Games

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Renowned U.S. football player Hope Solo said Thursday she was unlikely to join her teammates for the Rio Olympic Games without more information about Zika as she hoped to have children and was concerned about the virus' health effects.

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Brazil will make Olympics safe from Zika virus - WHO official

BRASILIA (Reuters) - World Health Organization (WHO) Director General Margaret Chan said on Tuesday Brazil is doing a good job tackling the Zika virus and ensuring that the Olympic games it will host in August will be safe for athletes and visitors.

Diving

Viral outbreak in Brazil won’t put off Pandelela

KUALA LUMPUR: National diver Pandelela Rinong is happy with the safety and health measures taken by the team prior to them leaving for the World Cup in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Thursday.

Athletics

Zika mosquitoes not guaranteed to lie low for Rio Olympics

GENEVA/LONDON (Reuters) - The World Health Organisation advised women on Wednesday on how to protect themselves from Zika, particularly if pregnant, but also reassured them that most women in areas affected by the mosquito-borne virus will give birth to "normal infants."

Athletics

Zika no threat to Rio Games - German olympic doctor says

BERLIN (Reuters) - The spread of the Zika virus in Brazil needs to be monitored but is not a threat to the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, Germany's chief Olympic doctor said on Wednesday.

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U.S. health officials tell lawmakers Zika funding is urgent

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. health officials laid out details of their battle plan against the Zika virus for lawmakers on Tuesday, saying that more than $1.8 billion (£1.2 billion) in new emergency funds is needed to protect pregnant American women by the summer mosquito season.