Brasília (AFP) – The head of the World Health Organization expressed confidence that Brazil can host the Rio Olympics safely despite the Zika threat, while warning of a long battle against the mosquito-borne virus. Margaret Chan praised the Brazilian government's efforts to stamp out mosquitoes and its coordination with various international bodies, including the WHO and the International Olympic Movement, ahead of the Games' August 5 kickoff. “The Zika virus is very tricky, very tenacious, very difficult.
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WHO chief ‘confident’ Olympics will be safe despite Zika