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Zika virus won't stop Summer Games, Olympic officials say

Zika virus won't stop Summer Games, Olympic officials say

Responding to rising fears about the Zika virus outbreak in Brazil, the medical director of the International Olympic Committee said there has been no discussion of postponing or canceling the upcoming Summer Games in Rio de Janerio.

Dr. Richard Budgett told the Associated Press "everything that can be done is being done" to prepare a safe environment for the 17-day international competition.

“Our priority is to protect the health of the athletes," Budgett was quoted as saying Thursday. “The IOC absolutely is not complacent. We do take this very seriously."

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