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The 2016 Rio Olympic Games brought the Zika virus to the forefront of national worry. The tropical

disease can cause brain damage and birth defects to infants of mothers infected in the womb, and

new studies suggest that Zika may cause brain damage in infected adults as well. As Zika creeps its

way into the United States from the tropical climates to our south, employers and carriers will likely

be presented with claims from injured workers alleging they contracted the disease in the course and

scope of employment. These claims will likely be very fact specific and require a challenging

causation analysis showing if, when and how the claimant contracted the disease while working.