Register Members List Member Map Media Calendar Garage Forum Home Mark Forums Read

Go Back > News & Media > Houston - Local News > Sports
Forgot info?

Welcome to! You are currently viewing our forums as a guest which gives you limited access to the community. By joining our free community you will have access to great discounts from our sponsors, the ability to post topics, communicate privately with other members, respond to polls, upload content, free email, classifieds, and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free, join our community!

Register Today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.

Like us on Facebook! Regular shirt GIVEAWAYS and more


Share This Thread: 
Subscribe to this Thread Thread Tools
Old 02-05-2016, 03:00 PM   #1
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2008
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 140,850

Rio takes precautions against Zika virus ahead of 2016 Summer Olympics

Counting down: Rio is ready to party as the start date of the 2016 Summer Olympics draws closer and closer.

"There's beautiful people here and culture and a lot of fun things to do. I like it a lot," said Oleg Gutyuk, an American tourist from Seattle.

But as the city prepares to host nearly a half-million visitors in August, it is waging a massive campaign to stop what some say is turning into a public relations nightmare. News of the Zika virus, the mosquito-borne illness, is causing a global health scare, and public health officials have said they see no easy solution.

All Olympic venues are being inspected and fumigated. Tourists soaking up the sun on Rio's world-famous beaches and revelers getting ready to celebrate Carnival are taking precautions.

"I am actually super nervous about getting it, because I am very prone to getting mosquito bites, and so I've brought tons of repellent," said Emily Ku, an American tourist from Los Angeles.

But the city remains steadfast in its efforts to not let fears of the Zika virus and growing concerns over recent budget cuts overshadow the buildup to the summer games.

NewsBot is offline   Reply With Quote
Similar Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Health officials downplay risks for Zika virus during Rio Olympics NewsBot Health 0 02-02-2016 11:50 AM
Road to Rio: City upgrading public transportation ahead of Olympics NewsBot Sports 0 08-05-2015 06:10 PM
How will Rio de Janeiro keep visitors, athletes safe during 2016 Olympics? NewsBot Sports 0 08-04-2015 10:10 PM
Doping remains a concern as 2016 Olympics in Rio approach NewsBot Sports 0 08-04-2015 05:20 PM
Gilbert Renteria gears up for trials for Rio 2016 Olympics NewsBot Sports 0 07-08-2015 06:00 PM

Thread Tools


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:48 PM. is not responsible for the content posted by users.
Privacy Policy