Brazil Faces Slew of Problems Ahead of Olympics Opening Ceremony

The 2016 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony is set to take place on Aug. 5.

ByJulia Jacobo
May 12, 2016, 5:24 PM

— -- As the opening ceremony to the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro fast approaches, Brazil faces a slew of problems that could overshadow the highly-anticipated games.

Here are some of the major issues plaguing Brazil less than 100 days before games commence:

The Zika 'Health Disaster'

Unless the Olympics are postponed, the games could cause a "full-blown public health disaster" due to the Zika virus, according to a new report published earlier this week in the Harvard Public Review.

Author Amir Attaran, a professor in the School of Public Health and the School of Law at the University of Ottowa, warned that in order to avoid a Zika "health disaster," the games should not go on for the following reasons:

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