NBC: ‘Small handful’ of employees have dropped out of Olympics trip due to Zika

Author: Mosquito Squad of Hampton Roads

Savanah Guthrie of the “Today” show has recently announced that she will not be attending the Olympics in Brazil due to concerns over the Zika virus.  Guthrie, who is 44, announced she is pregnant with her second child and doesn’t want to risk contracting the virus.  Brazil is the country that has been hit the hardest by the Zika virus, and many people are considering the consequences of going to the Olympics.

NBC is sending more that 2,000 employees to Brazil for the Olympics, which take place August 5-21.  They are advising anyone concerned about the virus to check with their doctors and determine if their health is at risk.  NBC has not said what “a small handful” of employees means, but Guthrie is the first to drop out and identify herself publically.

The World Health Organization said on Tuesday that is will have a special committee to examine the stage of the Zika virus.  The WHO and CDC both recommend that pregnant women should not travel to countries where Zika is present, including Brazil.

We will continue to keep you updated with any more news concerning the Zika virus.

Source: Fox News