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[Editorial] Halting the Olympics-Zika virus bandwagon

For Rio 2016, the XXXI Olympics taking place from Aug 5–21 and Paralympics from Sept 7–18, the sporting activity cannot start soon enough. Even by Olympic standards, there has been unprecedented controversy in the lead-up to the games: the Russian doping scandal, Brazil’s economic difficulties, pollution in Rio’s Guanabara Bay, and in a media-fuelled furore concerning Zika virus.