— -- 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: