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Podcast: How will the Zika virus affect the 2016 Summer Olympics?

James Lally, DO, team physician for the U.S. Olympics shooting team, joins podcast discussion on how the Zika virus could impact this summer’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.


James Lally, DO, is team physician for the U.S. Olympic shooting team, which will travel to Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Summer Olympics. Dr. Lally, who specializes in family medicine and osteopathic manipulative treatment, recently spoke on Dr. John’s No Copay Radio podcast about how the outbreak of the Zika virus could impact this year’s games.

In the podcast, Dr. Lally discusses the precautions U.S. Olympic team physicians are recommending for Olympic athletes, such as using insect repellent that contains DEET, wearing long sleeves and long pants when possible, and avoiding being outside after dark. He also explains how Rio de Janeiro is working to reduce mosquitoes in the city and notes that the 2016 Games, which take place in August, will be held during Brazil’s winter, since the country is in the Southern Hemisphere.

To learn more, listen to the full podcast.

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