150 experts say move or postpone Olympics because of Zika

As Brazil is the centre of the mosquito-borne Zika virus epidemic, 150 doctors, bioethicists and scientists have signed a letter urging Olympic authorities to move or delay the 2016 Olympics, the Washington Post reports.

Professor Judy Illes, Research Chair in neuroethics at UBC’s department of medicine, was one of the experts to sign the letter.

The 2016 Summer Olympics are set to begin Aug. 7 in Rio.