I am concerned about the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro this summer and the athletes and other people attending the event.

I consider myself to be an optimistic person; however, given the data reflecting the Zika virus, I think countries sending Olympic athletics to Brazil are extremely amiss in not requesting a postponement of the games.

Note the cliché “history repeats itself.” R emember the plague of the late 1700s brought about by infected mosquitoes? This Zika virus can also be transferred by humans, as well, so does all the world want to go there again?

Gwendolyn Kelley