TV favourite Rachael Finch has announced she is pulling out of covering the Rio Olympics due to her concerns about the Zika virus.
The Seven presenter this afternoon announced that she would not be going to the event, as she is concerned about the implications for her family plans.
‘I would have absolutely loved to go to Rio to be a part of the Olympic coverage with the Channel 7 team, but have decided not to go,’ she said.
‘Misha and I are wanting to have more children and with the Zika virus an issue we don’t want to take this risk…’
Zika infection is caused by a virus transmitted by certain tropical mosquitoes. It has been linked to birth defects including microcephaly and severe brain malformations.
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