Physicians are asked BOAZ to move the Olympic games from Rio de Janeiro due to a virus zika. Brazil protests

More than 150 experts in the field of medicine have signed a letter asking to reschedule the Olympic games of 2016 from Rio de Janeiro or to postpone them due to an epidemic of zika virus.
Appeal directed to the Director General of the world organization of health Margaret Chanposted on the website rioolympicslater.org.

Fever Zeke does not apply at the time of the year, which is scheduled for the Olympics, say in Brazil

While scientists do not call to cancel the event. They emphasize that the virus infected 500 thousand foreign tourists, who are going to attend the games. The authors warn that the situation could worsen if the disease will spread to the poor countries of Africa and South Asia.

«To take risks just for the sake of games that can be held even in case of their transfer, unethical,» reads the letter, which was signed by 152 medical expert.

They recall that Rio de Janeiro ranks second among Brazilian cities with the highest number of probable cases. The healthcare system in this town is very weak, and the epidemic intensifies rather than subsides, they note. The experts recommended that WHO convene an independent Advisory group which will make a decision on this issue.

Zika fever is transmitted through bites of mosquitoes of the species Aedes. Its symptoms are fever, rash, headache and joint pain, swollen joints. BOAZ said the current outbreak of zika fever in the countries of North and South America emergency.

Fever Zeke does not apply at the time of the year, which is scheduled for the Olympics, say in Brazil

Protection Ministry Zdorovya Brazil sees no need to migrate the upcoming August Olympic games because of the threat of the spread of zika virus.
The statement published by the newspaper Folha de S. Paulo.

«Diseases, which are carriers of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, in particular, (fever) zika, dengue and chikungunya do not tend to spread at the time of the year, which is scheduled for the Olympics in Brazil. In 2015, for example, in August it was revealed the least number of dengue cases in the country», — the document says.

The Ministry of health of Brazil also stressed that the virus zika is currently present in 60 countries, and the population of Brazil is only 15% of the total number of people who can get it.

«During a meeting with the Minister of health Ricardo the Barrus , the Director General of the world organization of health Margaret Chan has confirmed that he will visit games. This may be seen as a confirmation of the fact that security in this period will be provided», — added in Department.

We will remind, the Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro will be held from 5 to 21 August 2016. This will be the first Olympic games, which will hold in South America. The Paralympics will be held from 7 to 18 September.




Physicians are asked BOAZ to move the Olympic games from Rio de Janeiro due to a virus zika. Brazil protests 28.05.2016

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