FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2016, file photo, an Aedes aegypti mosquito is photographed through a microscope at the Fiocruz institute in Recife, Pernambuco state, Brazil. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)
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The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has asked a panel of experts to consider whether the Rio Summer Olympics should be held as scheduled due to concerns it could spread the Zika virus.WHO said Saturday the emergency committee meeting had already been planned for June, since it was required to do so within about three months of its last gathering, on March 8 .The WHO had previously rejected a call from more than 200 international doctors to change the timing or location of the Rio Games, saying shifting the Games would not substantially alter the risks of Zika spreading globally.WHO spokesman Tarik Jasarevic told AFP the upcoming emergency committee meeting would include reports from many of the 60 countries worldwide affected by the Zika virus.
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