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  • New research finds low risk of Zika virus at Olympics

    Reuters - 06/07/2016

    Alessandro Vespignani – a professor of physics, computer science and health sciences at Northeastern University in Boston – is developing a model that predicts where the virus will spread based on travel patterns to and from places where the virus already is being transmitted.

    The model is based on the CDC’s list of more than 30 Latin American and Caribbean countries where Zika is present.

    Based on his work, he said, the contribution of the Olympics to the global spread of Zika “is a fraction of a percent. This is a number that at this point doesn’t really make a difference.”

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