Guess How Many Zika Cases Showed Up At The Olympics?

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Not 1,000. Not 50. Not even 10.

Zero.

“There have so far been no laboratory confirmed cases of Zika virus in spectators, athletes or anyone associated with the Olympics,” the World Health Organization said Thursday on its website.

Now, no cases doesn’t mean no one caught Zika at the Summer Games. About 80 percent of people who get infected don’t know it. They don’t have any symptoms. And those who do get sick often have only mild symptoms. So the vast majority of cases go unreported.

But so far, it’s looking like predictions from computer models were pretty much spot on: Zika wasn’t a big threat in Rio de Janeiro during the Olympics.

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