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Design of Russia’s team sport kit was changed to prevent Zika virus infection
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Measures for disease prevention started in January 2016

The design of the sport uniform of the Russian national team for the Olympic Games 2016 in Rio de Janeiro was changed to prevent Zika virus infection, reports.

As the Head of the Rospotrebnadzor Anna Popova said, they developed the preventive measures, like fever treatment and anti-mosquito covering.

'We have changed the design of the sport kit for our athletes. For example, elongated sleeves were made to lessen the risk of infectious diseases', Popova added.

Measures to prevent infectious diseases among all members of the Olympic team were held since the beginning of 2016. Popova assured that the virus was not detected in the Olympic village.

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