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U.S. Olympic officials create Zika virus advisory group for American team

U.S. Olympic officials create Zika virus advisory group for American team

The U.S. Olympic Committee has appointed three doctors to a panel that will provide information to athletes worried about competing at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil amid a Zika virus outbreak.

The Infectious Disease Advisory Group will answer questions and publish recommendations to help U.S. team members and staff avoid being infected by the mosquito-borne virus.

“The health and safety of our athletes, and our entire delegation, is our top priority,” USOC Chief Executive Scott Blackmun said in a statement Friday. “I’m grateful to the diverse group of medical experts that have agreed to provide Team USA with the information and resources...

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