Returning Olympians warned to practice safe sex due to Zika fears
Most athletes seemed to have a really fun time at the Rio Olympics, especially with the hordes of condoms and what not, but now that they’re home, they’re being told it’s probably best if they play it safe, especially sexually.
That’s the advice of Australia’s Minister for Health, Sussan Ley, as the country’s athletes touched down on Wednesday morning.
She’s told athletes and visitors to Rio alike that they should most definitely slip one on for the next eight weeks, to avoid transmission of the Zika virus.
“There is a small chance that Zika is transmitted through sexual activity, so Australians returning from Brazil should use condoms or avoid unprotected sex for at least eight weeks,” Ley told ABC News. Read more…