The president of the
Thomas Bach addressed the issue before the Winter Youth Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway.
"There is no intention by [any] national Olympic committee to pull out from the Rio Olympic Games," Bach was quoted as saying by the Associated Press. "This does not exclude that we are taking this situation very seriously."
Earlier this week, the
The mosquito-borne virus has spread throughout the Americas but has been especially prevalent in Brazil. Women are considered to be at heightened risk as health officials seek to determine if Zika is linked to cases of microcephaly, a birth defect marked by an abnormally small head.