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Other Sport 02 Sep 2016 | 10:57 PM Premium

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.

Other Sport 09 Aug 2016 | 5:04 AM Premium

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.

Other Sport 30 Jun 2016 | 5:15 AM Premium

Olympics will come and go but Zika is here to stay, scientists say

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Battered by a presidential impeachment and the worst recession since the Great Depression, Brazil is getting a rare bit of relief as Rio de Janeiro prepares to host the Olympics: declining numbers of Zika infections.

Other Sport 07 Jun 2016 | 7:19 PM Premium

New research finds low risk of Zika virus at Olympics

CHICAGO (Reuters) - New research attempting to calculate the risk of the Zika virus at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro may reassure organizers and many of the more than 500,000 athletes and fans expected to travel to the epicentre of the epidemic.

Other Sport 27 Feb 2016 | 6:03 AM Premium

Rio Olympics to charge teams for mosquito screens to prevent Zika

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Even as athletes grow increasingly concerned about the outbreak of the Zika virus in Brazil, the organising committee for the August Olympics in Rio de Janeiro said it will charge national delegations to have mosquito screens on athletes' rooms.

Other Sport 24 Feb 2016 | 9:05 AM Premium

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.

Football 17 May 2014 | 7:27 AM Premium

Scientists warn of dengue fever risk during Brazil's World Cup

LONDON (Reuters) - The risk of an outbreak of dengue fever during the upcoming football World Cup in Brazil is serious enough to warrant a high alert in three of the 12 host cities, according to an early warning system for the disease.

Other Sport 28 May 2004 | 12:00 AM Premium

Dope tests for athletes at Games

AT LEAST 300 athletes will be randomly selected for urine tests for doping during the 10th Malaysia Games, said Negri Sembilan state exco member in charge of Health, Science, Technology and Innovation Yu Chok Tow.