Zika Virus State of Emergency in Florida; 7 Counties on Alert

Also, U.S. health officials weigh in on whether Olympic athletes headed to Rio should consider staying home.
1:28 | 02/09/16

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Transcript for Zika Virus State of Emergency in Florida; 7 Counties on Alert
There is a major development this evening in the Zeke outbreak late today the CDC in this country moving to its highest level of alert. And Alan new state of emergency in Florida seven counties on alert the president asking for nearly two billion to fights he gets here at home. Now new questions whether the US Olympic athletes should be traveling to real ABC's Lindsey Davis to. Tonight big questions about travel to Brazil home of one of the biggest outbreaks of the Zeke a virus and the 2016. Summer games. With the Olympics six months away and an estimated half million people expected to attend the real dilemma is for the asked. It's very difficult to give advice to people who move. Devoted the last X number of years training for that the CDC in the NIH could just give them the facts and the evidence based information. The US Olympic Committee is advising athletes to listen to the CDC. While Olympic officials in Rio are trying to downplay the threat. US soccer's chief medical officer tells us members of the US women's soccer team who have won three consecutive Olympic gold medals. Are taking all necessary precautions in regard to the Zeke a virus with 33 year old US sprinter Deedee Trotter. There's no question it'll can't. See is that come up that at this. Rising concern about physique a virus prompted the White House to ask congress for one point eight billion dollars to help fuel the threat David. Lady thing.

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