Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Brazil Initiative

Will The Brazil Summer Olympics Cause a Global Spread of the Zika Virus?

The outbreak of Zika in Brazil has infected an approximate 1.5 million Brazilians. Presently, infectious disease specialists are considering the prospects of the virus spreading to other parts of the globe during the Summer Olympics in August when 500,000 people are expected to travel to Brazil. 

February 4, 2016